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. Stephanie Earl

    Is there a phone number my father can call to get a copy of both his and his wife’s SSA-1099 for 2020? They do not have computer access.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Stephanie, thanks for using our blog. They may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

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    • donna s ben-barrak

      trying to refile taxes and need my 2017 and 2018 Form SSA 1099 for those years, as my was lost in hurricane.

      donna ben-barrak
      dbenbarrak@aol.com

      thank you.

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      • donna s ben-barrak

        how can i get these documents as i need to refile the taxes to the IRS

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  2. David R. Martinsen

    Online Replacement SSA-1099 is NOT working. Document is not listed as one that can be accessed on the Replacement Documents page

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi David, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing with your my Social Security account. You may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. You can also 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.

      Reply
  3. Carroll C Lawson

    I want to get my year end statements SSA-1099 and SSA-1042S by mail for my wife and I to give to tax preparers?

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Carol. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to obtain a replacement 1099. You also may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  4. Angela Melita Brancati

    I need my Social Security Disability Awards Letter

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Angela, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a benefit verification letter. This letter is sometimes called a budget letter, a benefits letter, a proof of income letter or a proof of award letter. You also may be able to request a benefit verification letter by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a proof of income letter. We hope this helps.

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  5. Terri Tschida

    Benefit statement

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  6. Nannette Norwood

    what do I do if the account is unavailable on MY Account?

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Nannette, thanks for using our blog. If you are having difficulties with your username or password, check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to retrieve or change them.

      If you are locked out of your account, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact 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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  7. Irvan Campbell

    For whatever reason, I am continually locked out of my on-line account and often disconnected from telephone calls through no fault of my own. I have applied for benefits as well as for medicare over 4 months ago and have yet to receive any acknowledgement from the Social Security Administration. As there are no physical offices available for in-person contact, is there any way to obtain another sign-on through the internet?

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Irvan, thank you for using our blog. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact 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.

      Reply
  8. David Swan

    All I want is a current SSA 1099 but I cannot log in. Even with recovered information I cannot access my account.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi David, thanks for using our blog. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing with your my Social Security account. You may be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  9. Laura William

    All I want is a cutting-edge SSA 1099 but I can not log in. Even with recovered facts I cannot get entry to my account.

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    Reply
  10. Douglas Patten

    I am an American citizen living abroad. I am unable to use the online service as I cannot provide a US address. Is there any way that I can obtain my SSA 1099?

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    • Vonda

      Hi Douglas, thanks for uisn gour blog. We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefits Unit for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.

      Reply

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