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Easily Access Your Social Security Benefit Statement

April 11, 2019 • By

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Last Updated: August 19, 2021

" "Social Security puts you in control of your finances and future. We have made requesting or replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you have the ability to download it anytime and anywhere you want using our online services. There’s no need to visit a field office.

An SSA-1099 is a tax form Social Security mails each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from Social Security in the previous year so you know how much Social Security income to report to IRS on your tax return.

If you currently live in the United States and you need a replacement form SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S, simply go online and request an instant, printable replacement form with a my Social Security account.

A replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S is available for the previous tax year after February 1.

If you already have a personal my Social Security account, you can access your online account to view and print your SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can save the document on your computer or laptop and email it. If you don’t have a my Social Security account, creating a secure account is very easy to do and usually takes less than 15 minutes.

If you’re a noncitizen who lives outside of the United States and you received or repaid Social Security benefits last year, we will send you form SSA-1042S instead. The forms SSA-1099 and SSA-1042S are not available for people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

When you have access to your benefit information, you can make knowledgeable decisions about your financial future. With you in control, you can secure today and tomorrow for yourself and your loved ones. Visit our website to find out more.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Comments

  1. Robert F.

    I want to reset my password; ssa.gov is impossible to work with

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Robert. We are sorry to hear that. We offer a few different ways to reset your password. For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

  2. Bonnle D.

    Hi …I think social security has the wrong address for me…my current address is 6125 se Georgetown pl..hobe sound, fl 33455..how can I fix this as I need my SSA1099 FORM TO FILE MY TAXES…I’M ASSUMING I SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED BY NOW…THANK YOU

    • Kenny O.

      Hi Bonnie, thank you for your question. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability) or are enrolled in Medicare, you can create a my Social Security account to change your address online.

      If you get SSI, do not have a U.S. mailing address, or are unable to change your address online, you can:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

  3. Pre

    I made and account years ago but I haven’t used it for a while, so I have forgotten my login. How to get my login info please?

  4. charlotte h.

    My 92yr old Uncle needs a copy of his Soc. SEC. benefit letter. He does not have a computer nor does he know how to setup an acct. online. Is there anyway one can be mailed to him?

    My e-mail address

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Charlotte. For your uncle’s security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. He can contact us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if he calls later in the day. He can also contact his local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  5. purushothaman p.

    Please provide me with a benefit statement ie 1099 for the year 2019.

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Purushothaman. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. You can request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2019 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. You can also contact or visit your local Social Security office. They can assist with a replacement 1099. We hope this helps.

  6. John P.

    I have turned 66. I cannot apply for benefits I keep getting errors. I cannot complete online application for retirement?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, John. We are sorry to hear you have had difficulty filing online. 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 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. Generally, you will have a shorter wait if you call later in the day. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  7. Caleb a.

    Trying to get my child’s social security number

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Caleb. Thank you for your comment. For your child’s security, you can only request this information in person at a Social Security office. You will need to present documents proving your identity, your child’s identity and citizenship status, and evidence of your relationship to, or responsibility for, her. We hope this helps.

  8. Mohamad M.

    Please send my benefit letter. So I can bring in documents needed for completion.

  9. Jerald M.

    I have not received my 2018 year end 1099

  10. CHARLES E.

    How can I change the bank account that i want my benefits direct deposited into?

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