Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification

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For us to verify your identity, you must provide two documents:

  • One Photo Identification
  • At least one Other Identity Document

Photo Identification

Your photo identification must show your name, date of birth, and photograph. You can use any document from the following list:

  • State identification (ID) card
  • Driver license
  • US passport or passport card
  • US military card (front and back)
  • Military dependent’s ID card (front and back)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Employment Authorization Document
  • Foreign passport

Other Identity Document

You can use any document from the following list.

  • W-2 from last year
  • A pay stub or payment statement that shows:
    • An issue date within 12 months prior to the date your claim was filed
    • Your first name (or initial) and last name
    • At least the last four digits of your Social Security number or your employee identification number
    • Your employer’s name
    • The pay period dates or the date it was issued
  • Any bill or financial statement showing your name and residence address
    • Utility bill (electricity, gas, garbage, water, or sewer)
    • Cable TV or internet bill
    • Telephone bill
    • Bank statement
    • Property tax bill
    • Mortgage statement
  • Lease or rental agreement showing your name and residence address
  • Registration for a PO Box or private mailbox

Important: A Social Security card will not satisfy this requirement.

  • Social Security statement (all pages)
  • Notice to Third Party of Social Security Number Assignments (SSA-7028)
  • Report of Confidential Social Security Benefit Information (SSA-2458)
  • Official birth certificate (with official translation, if any)