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Access Your New Social Security Statement Online

October 5, 2021 • By

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Last Updated: November 2, 2021

We have exciting news to share: we’ve redesigned your Social Security Statement (Statement) to make it easier to find the information you need.

Who gets a Statement?

A Statement is available to any adult worker who does not receive benefits. Your unique Statement gives estimates of future Social Security benefits that you and your family may receive each month along with a basic overview of the Social Security program. It also provides a record of your earnings history and other valuable information. Your future benefits are based on your earnings record, so it’s important to tell us when you see an error, so you can get it corrected and ensure you get all the benefits you earned. Your Statement explains how to report an error.

What’s New in the Statement?

The redesigned Statement is streamlined and written in plain language to make it easy to read, use, and understand. We’ve divided the information into sections, like different types of benefits, so you can easily find what you need. The new Statement provides a bar chart with your personalized retirement benefit estimates for up to nine different ages, depending on when you may want your benefits to start. This key information can help you make educated decisions about your financial future.

Fact sheets tailored to your age group and earnings situation accompany your online Statement. The fact sheets can help you better understand Social Security programs, benefits, and how they fit your situation. For example, for younger workers, we provide more information about how you can save for your future; for older workers, we explain how benefits may be taxed and how to avoid a Medicare penalty. We include links in the fact sheets for easier reference and additional information.

Our Social Security Statement web page has samples of the Statement, as well as copies of the new fact sheets (in English and Spanish). Please share these resources with your friends and family.

Get Your Personalized Statement Online Today

The best way to access your new Statement at any time is by using your personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, be sure to create one today. Your account also lets you access other services online, such as requesting a replacement Social Security card and getting a letter proving you do not receive Social Security benefits.

Get started by signing in to or creating your my Social Security account today!

For a quick look at the redesigned Statement, visit our Social Security Statement web page and select “Sample Statement.” You’ll be able to open a sample PDF which you can download, save, or print.

To see your own, personalized Statement PDF, create or log in to your personal my Social Security account. There, you can print, save, or download your own Statement PDF to check your earnings record and personalized benefit estimates.

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Darlynda Bogle, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Darlynda Bogle, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Comments

  1. Michael J.

    trying to confirm my identity so i can access my account with the ss office. I do not know the address they have on file so i keep getting locked out. how do i find which address is on file. I have used my current and last previous address and it tells me its incorrect

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Michael.  If you created a personal my Social Security account before September 18, 2021 and you are still are unable to access your account, please our dedicated my Social Security Hotline at 1-800-772-1213, and say “helpdesk” at the voice prompt. The help desk is available to callers between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

      The Login.gov contact center will assist users through the Login.gov proofing flow only i.e. to help create, sign in and manage the customer’s login.gov account. This is done only through their online web support page (https://login.gov/contact/) where customers can submit their questions/concerns. Though customers can submit their questions at any time, login.gov’s customer support operating hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and it could take up to two business days for their customer support agents to respond to  inquiries.

      For ID.me registration and/or authentication process, the users should contact ID.me through their customer support page on https://help.id.me/hc/en-us/categories/360005564453-Verifying-for-the-Social-Security-Administration. The page also allows users to submit their requests for any inquiries https://help.id.me/hc/en-us/requests/new.

      We hope this helps. 

  2. Georgia R.

    Did not receive annual statement for Georgia Rijsdijk. 2231 bay pointe drive. Hixson Tennessee. *** ** ****. Need for taxes. Please help

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Georgia. We are sorry to hear that. If for any reason you have not received your SSA-1099 in the mail, you can request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2021 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. For additional information on how to request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2021, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. You also may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. The automated services are available 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

      • Deborah c.

        Need a 1099

        • Ann C.

          Hi, Deborah. Thanks for visiting our blog. If for any reason you have not received your SSA-1099 in the mail, you can request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2021 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. For additional information on how to request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2021, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. You also may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. Our automated services are available 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

  3. Angela E.

    OMG What is this 5-10 day wait for a LETTER in the mail to continue creating an account??? What a waste of time. And not anymore secure than emailing it or texting it! UHGGG and to call is a JOKE, NO ONE is answering the lines. Probably because people are calling for their statements since they have to wait for the mail! Talk about a RUN AROUND! SSI needs to do better.

    • David K.

      Angela E. Is so RIGHT. All I need is a replacement verification letter for an apartment application though by the time I get it I’m pretty sure it will be too late!

  4. Smith

    I need a copy of my mother’s statement of earnings for last year. She passed away last week and we need this statement to apply for financial relief fir the hospital.
    She had not received a statement for several years, but her social security came normally .

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Smith. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Please be aware our call volume is higher than normal. The SSA-1099 is mailed to the last address in our records and is intended for the spouse or executor of the deceased. If you did not receive the benefit statement, the executor will need to contact their local Social Security office with proof of death and proof of executorship. An SSA-1099 can also be given to someone receiving benefits on the deceased beneficiary’s record such as a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased. If you need more information, call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask a representative for assistance. We hope this helps.

      • Larry D.

        I request a SSI Statement printout of yearly earnings for taxes through the altimeter system mail to my address by the 18th of Feb.2022. I hav’nt received the statement yet.

  5. Charlene H.

    I may I get 1099 statements for the last three years? Thank you so much..

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Charlene. Thanks for visiting our blog. It sounds like you are referring to the SSA-1099, a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. For years prior to the last year, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to speak to one of our representatives for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps. 

  6. Judith

    Hi I am trying to retrieve a previous SS benefit statement and I can only see how to pull the current one. Please advise.

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Judith. . It sounds like you are referring to the SSA-1099, a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. For years prior to the last year, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to speak to one of our representatives for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

      • Larry D.

        yes

  7. Dominga D.

    Need my statement of how much I get monthly

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Domenga. Thanks for visiting our blog. If you need a benefit verification letter, you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter by creating a personal my Social Security account online. For questions regarding your benefit verification letter, we ask that members in our Blog community contact our offices. You can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this helps. 

    • James w.

      How can I receive my 2022 benefits statement without waiting weeks for to come to my home through the mail service?

      • Ann C.

        Hi, James. Good news! If sounds like you are referring to a benefit verification letter. If you need a benefit verification letter, you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter by creating a personal my Social Security account online. For questions regarding your benefit verification letter, we ask that members in our Blog community contact our offices. You can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this helps.

    • Larry D.

      need a printout statement of SSI earnings for 2021

      • Ann C.

        Hi, Larry. It sounds like you are referring to a benefit verification letter. The Benefit Verification letter, sometimes called a “budget letter,” a “benefits letter,” a “proof of income letter,” or a “proof of award letter,” serves as proof of your retirement, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicare benefits. You may use your letter for loans, housing assistance, mortgage, and for other income verification purposes. If you need a benefit verification letter, you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter by creating a personal my Social Security account online. For questions regarding your benefit verification letter, we ask that members in our Blog community contact our offices. You can call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We hope this helps.

        • David K.

          THIS process is entirely too long. Trying to apply for popular apartment leasing impossible! I lose.

  8. Lauri

    I haven’t received my social security statement earnings so I can do my taxes I can’t find it on the web site

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Lauri. If you are referring to the SSA-1099 showing the amount of benefits paid during last year and the amount of any voluntary Federal tax withheld, we mail it by January 31 each year. If for any reason you have not received your SSA-1099 in the mail, you can request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2021 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. You can also contact your local Social Security office for assistance. We hope this helps.

    • Martha A.

      I need 1099 statements for both me and my husband. We have not received them.
      Charles E.. Boyer DOB: 6/4/1943
      Martha A. Boyer DOB: 10/10/1947

  9. Anthony P.

    Before, I received my monthly withdrawal payment every third week of the month and now it’s the fourth week and I haven’t received it yet. what is the problem.

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Anthony. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  10. Sheldon T.

    I received an email stating I can request a replacement card online. Is the email a scam?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Sheldon. Thanks for your concern. Please be suspicious of unsolicited email messages. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company. Avoid providing personal information unless you are certain of a person’s authority to have the information. In a few instances, we will use marketing firms to help raise awareness of Social Security’s online services. This may include replacing your Social Security card.   We allow these firms to send emails that will take individuals directly to our website. Any links that you find within these emails should always point to a “.gov” web address. If you are not certain that an email you received came from Social Security or one of our marketing partners, DO NOT click the link. Visit our Internet Phishing Alert information to learn more about how to detect a fraudulent email message. We hope this information helps. 

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