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Income Verification Request Procedures

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/Office of Benefits Administration
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, you can use our online system, MyPBA, to generate an income verification letter. Alternately, you can send us 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 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 party. 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 the pension plan number.

A third party request should meet the following requirements:

  • On official letterhead with the agency name
  • Dated
  • Signed by the requester
Last updated May 8, 2018