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  When using direct deposit, how do I get proof of my benefit amount?
  If I get SSI benefits by direct deposit, how do I get proof of my benefit amount so I can apply for the energy assistance program?

If you are a Social Security or SSI beneficiary, you'll receive a notice in December showing your benefit amount that includes the annual cost-of-living increase that goes into effect in January. You can use this notice when you need proof of your benefit amount for the energy assistance program, food stamps, rent subsidies, bank loans or other business.

You can also make an online request for a Proof of Income Letter at:  You may also call Social Security's toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, for proof of your benefit amount.

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