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Income Verification Request Procedures

Do you get a pension benefit payment from PBGC?  If so, you or someone else may ask us to verify the amount we pay you, which is called an “income verification” request.

To make a request for an income verification, you or the third party should send requests by mail to:

PBGC/ Benefits Administration and Payments Department

P.O. Box 151750

Alexandria, VA 22315-1750

Typically, people make these requests when they have to prove their income to a third party, such as a mortgage company, a landlord or a government agency. We're always happy to comply with requests from you or someone else, such as a landlord, to verify your income. However, we want to make sure we protect your privacy and don't give out information that we can’t disclose without your permission.

If you are asking for your income verification yourself, provide a dated, signed, written request. You should also include information in your request that helps us locate your file, such as your full name, the last four numbers of your social security number and the pension plan number. Your pension plan number should be noted in letters you received from the PBGC about your pension benefit payment. You can also include any other information you want that can help us quickly locate your file.

All requests from another person (a third party) asking us to verify your income should include a signed and dated written consent from you authorizing us to send the information to the other person. Without your consent, we may not be able to provide the request for your personal information to the third party requester. As with a request directly from you, a request from someone else for your income verification should include other information about you to help identify your case file, such as your full name, the last four numbers of your social security number and pension plan number.

If the request comes from a government agency, it should be:

  • On official letterhead with the agency name
  • Dated
  • Signed by the requester

If the request comes from a non-governmental organization, such as your landlord, it should be:

  • On official letterhead with the company name
  • Dated
  • Signed by the requester

Again, requests from someone other than yourself for your income verification should include a signed and dated consent letter or form from you so that you can be sure we can send the information to the other person.

To make a request for an income verification, you or the third party should send requests by mail to:

  • PBGC/ Benefits Administration and Payments Department
  • P.O. Box 151750
  • Alexandria, VA 22315-1750