Income Verification for OPERS Benefit Recipients
During retirement there may be times when you need to show proof of your monthly benefit amount. OPERS can provide two types of reports:
Income Verification Letter
If you want to rent a home or take out a mortgage or open a new bank account, you'll need to show proof of your income with an Income Verification Letter.
An income verification letter details how much you've received from OPERS for a specific month.
Reasons why you may need an Income Verification Letter include:
- Government Assistance (housing)
- Applying for a mortgage, car loan, etc.
- Stating how long recipient's pension benefit will be payable.
Income Verification History
Benefit recipients can also request an Income Verification History. An Income Verification History shows a more detailed history of your income and includes all past cost-of-living adjustments. Please allow for additional processing time when requesting an Income Verification History.
You can request an Income Verification History as far back as seven years.
Reasons why you may need an Income Verification History include:
- Social Security inquiries
- Medicare A reimbursement
Requesting an Income Verification Letter
You can print an Income Verification Letter through your online account at any time.
You can also call OPERS at 1-800-222-7377 or send a written request (with your name and OPERS ID or Social Security number) to:
277 E. Town St.
Columbus, OH 43215-4642
Forwarding to a Third Party
OPERS can also forward this information directly to a third party.
You must submit a signed Authorization: Release Account Information authorizing OPERS to forward this information.
If you would like OPERS to mail or fax the letter to a third party, be sure to include the address or fax number where the letter should be sent.