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|Type of Worker||Document||Tips|
|Full-time/salaried||Employment verification letter
|Don't just rely on annual statements (tax returns, W-2s). Asking for recent bank statements is always smart, as it ensures the tenant has consistent recent income with which to cover the rent.|
Recent invoices/sales receipts
Reports from payment platforms (PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), Venmo, etc.)
|Request at least three of these items, and back up their earnings with recent bank statements (check the number and volume of deposits over the last few months).|
|Retired/unemployed||Social Security benefits statement
Workers' compensation letter
Pension distribution statement
|Make sure you're aware of any expiration dates on workers' compensation, unemployment, or severance payments to ensure the payments will span your lease.|
|Additional forms of income||Annuity statement
Court-ordered award letters
Interest and dividend statements
|Make sure you're aware of any expiration dates on annuities or court-ordered awards to ensure the payments will span your lease.|
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