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How can I get a copy of my award letter from Social Security?

En español | To get a copy of your award letter (the original official statement from the Social Security Administration that it will pay you a benefit, and how much), call the agency directly at 1-800-772-1213 or visit your local Social Security office. You can go online to request a "proof of income letter," which you can use to document your Social Security benefits for such things as mortgage applications.

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