The Social Security Administration (SSA) sends out an award letter (also known as an award notice) when a claim for benefits has been approved.  

Even though award letters are sent out for all types of benefit applications, 

The term is most commonly used in connection with disability claims.  

Social Security can provide you with a copy of your original award letter if you need one.

For that you need to call them at 800-772-1213 or visit your local SSA office. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed local offices for more than two years, they reopened to walk-in traffic on April 7. 

In order to avoid long wait times, Social Security recommends scheduling an appointment in advance. 

In the event that a copy is not available, Social Security can provide you with an official letter that includes all the necessary information. 

But, Keep in mind THAT

Awards are different from benefit verification letters (also called proofs of awards, among other things).  

You will receive a benefit verification letter from Social Security explaining your benefits.

You can use them to prove your income when applying for a loan, for example. 

If you have a My Social Security account, you can obtain a benefit verification letter almost instantly online. 

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