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Social Security is part of life

Social Security is part of almost everyone’s life. In one way or another- -whether assigning a Social Security number to a newborn infant or mailing a Social Security check to a retired worker – – Social Security touches the lives of more Americans than any other federal program. Social Security provides protection to more than 141 million workers and pays benefits to 43 million people.

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  1. A) According to Social Security Administration

    You can use a my Social Security online account to:

    Get your benefit verification letter or (BUDGET LETTER);
    Check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record;
    Change your address and phone number; and
    Start or change direct deposit of your benefit payment.
    If you need proof that you are receiving Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicare, you can request a benefit verification letter online. This letter is sometimes called a “budget letter,” a “benefits letter,” a “proof of income letter,” or a “proof of award letter.”

    What is a benefit verification letter? It is an official letter from Social Security that you can use as proof of your:

    income when you apply for a loan or mortgage;
    income for assisted housing or other state or local benefits;
    current Medicare health insurance coverage;
    retirement status;
    disability; and/or
    You can select the information you want included in, or left out of, your online benefit verification letter.

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