How to Check SSI Income

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is designed to help disabled persons on a monthly basis. SSI benefits are also available to older people and those who are blind. The monthly assistance can be used to meet expenses such as rent, utilities and transportation. If you are currently receiving SSI, you can view information regarding your benefits online within minutes. You can also review your direct deposit information and request a proof of income letter while managing your account online.

Visit the U.S. Social Security Administration's website. Click “Learn What You Can Do Online” in the right menu.

Click “If You Have a Password.” Click “Check Your Information and Benefits” in the extended menu.

Read the “Acknowledgment for Online Services” section. This section contains information on illegally accessing Social Security information. If you are the person whose information you are requesting, click “I Agree.”

Enter your Social Security number and password. Click “Continue.”

Read the “About Check Your Benefits” section. The section includes information on the site's time limits and instructions to navigate the section. Click “Continue.”

Click “Payment Information” to check your SSI income. The amount you receive monthly and the date it is issued should be listed. If you need a proof of income letter, you can request it by selecting the option on the web page. Click “Log Out” to exit the system.

Tips & Warnings

  • A password to check your benefits can be obtained by clicking "Choose Your Password or Block Electronic Access" on the "What You Can Do Online" web page.
  • SSI income can also be checked by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 800-772-1213. The representative will need you to confirm your Social Security number, address and date of birth before releasing any information regarding your benefits.
  • You can also visit your local SSA office to check your SSI income. Locate the nearest office using the "Local Office Search" online tool.

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