Receiving Housing Benefits? A Trip to Social Security May Not Be Necessary

elderly man and woman holding hands Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their application, a trip to the Social Security office is probably not necessary even if verification of Social Security benefits is needed.

Because of a data exchange established between Social Security and HUD, most people do not need to contact Social Security for a benefit verification letter. HUD administrators processing a Re-certification Application for Housing Assistance can use their Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System to verify Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Public housing agencies, private owners, and management agents administering HUD rental assistance programs may get registration information about EIV by logging onto the following websites: go.usa.gov/x97mH  or go.usa.gov/x97m6.

If you are a new applicant for housing assistance, you can provide your HUD administrator with your Social Security award letter, Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) notice, SSA-1099, or other SSA benefit document you should have received at the beginning of the calendar year or when you began receiving benefits, whichever is later.

We created these data exchange agreements to help you get the support you need at the first point of contact, even if that’s not with Social Security.  If you do need to provide proof of Social Security benefits yourself, we have another way to save you a trip to Social Security.  You can get an instant benefit verification letter with a personal my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

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214 thoughts on “Receiving Housing Benefits? A Trip to Social Security May Not Be Necessary

  1. If you get Social Security and do not have housing , is it lawful for the apartment complex to demand your increase award ? I do not like giving out information that is not necessary and do not think it is the land lords business, unless our rent is supplemented by housing or HUD

  2. I gave section eight my reward letter but it varies be I work do I have to report that each month or can section eight look that information up by using my social security number

  3. Hello, I’m trying to get information on how to stop income taxes taken out of my disability check each month. Please help in solving this issue.

  4. Federal laws should sync throughout the federal departments.it would make senior living much more simplistic, which is what we need input old age!!!!

  5. I AM SEEKING ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSING. I AM ABOUT TO LOSE MY HOUSE TO FORECLOSURE OR SALE. I HAVE HAD IT UP FOR SALE SINCE JANUARY AND HAVE ONLY HAD ONE OFFER THAT WAS A TOTAL LOW BALL OFFER. I AM HOPING THAT BEFORE 6/08/2020 I CAN GET AND OFFER THAT IS ACCEPTABLE. AND GET A LITTLE MONEY. AS OF JULY I WILL BE LIVING ON ONLY 1465 A MONTH AND WITH RENT AND MEDICAL BENEFITS AND MED EXPENSES I AM PRACTICALLY BROKE BEFORE MY CHECK COMES. WITH THE QUARENTINE HAPPENING AND SHELTER IN PLACE . I HAVE HAD VERY LITTLE RESPONSE IN THE SALE OF MY HOME AND NOT ABLE TO LOOK FOR AN APARTMENT. NO ONE IS SHOWING AT THIS TIME. I FOUND A MOBILE HOME AND CAN’T GET THE LOAN I NEED PLUS SINCE THE LOSS OF MY MOM IN 2018 I LOST THE HELP IN THE PAYMENTS AT THE HOME. SO NOW IT TO MUCH FOR ME BY MYSELF. THIS IS WHAT GOT ME IN TROUBLE WITH THE HOUSE TO BEGIN WITH. PLEASE HELP ME AND TELL ME WHAT TO DO TO GET ASSISTANCE WITH RENTING OR LOT RENT TO BUY A MOBILE HOME

  6. I like the information for applicants to housing, thank you for posting
    Can you tell me what the REF: A or REF: D codes are referring to on an award letter? I know there is a list of these codes and what they refer to…can one be sent to me? I am qualifying applicant s for affordable housing.
    Thanks

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