Taxes

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

February 22, 2019 • By

Tax season is approaching, and Social Security has made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you can get a copy of your 1099 anytime and anywhere you want using our online services.

A Social Security 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 the IRS on your tax return.

If you 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 through your personal 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 my Social Security account, you can log in to 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 or even email it. If you don’t have a my Social Security account, creating one is very easy to do and usually takes less than 10 minutes.

If you receive benefits or have Medicare, your my Social Security account is also the best way to:

  • Get your benefit verification letter;
  • Check your benefit and payment information;
  • Change your address and phone number;
  • Change your direct deposit information;
  • Request a replacement Medicare card; or
  • Report your wages if you work and receive Social Security disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

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 in the mail. The forms SSA-1099 and SSA-1042S are not available for people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

With a personal my Social Security account, you can do much of your business with us online, on your time, like get a copy of your SSA-1099 form. Visit our website to find out more.

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  1. Robin L Andersen

    Vonda,

    Good Day! Simple question: Has anyone received their 2020 tax documents as of today 16 Jan 21? Seems like its a major issue for those of us waiting for them to file our tax returns. Please don’t respond with a general statement that does not answer the question. Thank you

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    • Jeffery Bradshaw

      When can I expect my 1099 tax form in the mail ?

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      • JAMES A CROCKER

        when can i expect to receive my SSA-1099

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        • Sue

          Hi, James. Thanks for using our blog to ask your question. We mail a Social Security 1099 each January to people who receive benefits. It tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging into or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

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      • Sue

        Hi, Jeffery. Thanks for using our blog to ask your question. We mail a Social Security 1099 each January to people who receive benefits. It tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging into or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information. We hope this information is helpful.

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      • Diana Schlenk

        When will I receive my 1099

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        • Diana Schlenk

          My 1099

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    • Erica David

      Hi Vonda!
      I havent gotten mine yet, and was wondering the same as you when I found this article.

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      • Sue

        Hi, Erica. Thanks for using our blog to ask your question. We mail a Social Security 1099 each January to people who receive benefits. It tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging into or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

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      • Susie Scuderi

        I received mine the amounts are incorrect. It appears to only have 6 months worth of information

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        • Vonda

          Hi Susie, thanks for using our blog. If you have questions regarding your SSA-1099, you can call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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    • Sue

      Hi, Robin. We mail Social Security 1099s each January to people who receive benefits. The form tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging in to or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

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    • Ann

      No, am wondering the same thing

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  2. Ronald A.Shackelford

    When will I receive my ssa 1099 to get my recovery stimulus money, 1,200 + 600.00

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    • Sue

      Hi, Ronald. Thanks for using our blog to ask your question. We mail a Social Security 1099 each January to people who receive benefits. It tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging into or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

      Regarding your Economic Impact Payments, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues them. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details.

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  3. Frank Collins

    This web site is not a helpful place to ask questions plain and as can be. Most of the answers are computer generated or cut and paste. If they are read, them it is to get the name to paste in our names. So with this I will ask the question as to where will I find the posting of the 1099.

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    • Vonda

      Hi Frank. A Social Security 1099 is mailed out each January to people who receive benefits and tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging in to or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

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  4. jose a arroyo

    When will I receive my 600.00 stimulus

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    • Sue

      Hi, Jose. Thanks for using our blog. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), not Social Security, issues the Economic Income Payments. Social Security cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for more details. We hope this helps.

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  5. Claire R Luthers

    Can i get a copy of my 1099s on the SSI website?

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  6. Alice R.

    Really great information provided here – thank you for sharing this with everyone! I was going through this whole process the other week with my father and we used the forms found at https://www.1099-etc.com. Their software is extremely user friendly, especially for my father as he gets older.

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  7. Geraldine Edie

    My Mother passed away in July of 2020. Her 1099 always came to my address, as I did her taxes. Will I still get one for her even if she is deceased? She was in a care home and I paid her monthly rent. I would like to file her taxes, as the family should get back the rent money we paid for half a year.

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