Q: How can I get proof of my Social Security income to apply for a loan?
A: If you need proof you receive Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicare, request a benefit verification letter online through your “My Social Security” account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.
This letter is sometimes called a “budget letter,” a “benefits letter,” a “proof of income letter,” or a “proof of award letter.” You can select the information you want included in your online benefit verification letter.
Q: I’m getting married this December. How can I get my name changed on my Social Security card?
A: After the wedding, gather your marriage documents and other papers proving your:
• Identity (driver’s license), and
• U.S. (if you have not yet established your citizenship with the bureau) or immigration status (including Department of Homeland Security permission to work in the United States).
Then complete an application for a Social Security card, which you can find online at www.socialsecurity.gov.
You may mail your completed application and documents or take this information to a Social Security office. You can find office locations online at www.socialsecurity.gov/locator.
Documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. Photocopies or notarized copies are not accepted. Documents mailed to the agency will be returned with a receipt.
Send questions to Robert Fenn, Social Security Administration, Second Floor, Federal Building, 2 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308. Fax: 330-375-5616 or email: Robert.Fenn@ssa.gov.