Taxes

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

February 22, 2019 • By

Last Updated: February 22, 2019

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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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Eric

    Is Jim Borland any relation to Al Boreland from Tool Time ?

  2. C. Taylor

    I have also been trying to get a new password for my account for 9 months! Im not even going to go into what ive been through. I dont understand what the problem is! Guess ill have to visit my local officr in person for help.
    This is not acceptable!

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi there. We are very sorry to hear about the difficulties your have having with your my Social Security account. we offer various ways for you to reset your password. See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more details.

      If still unsuccessful, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

  3. Dalma

    Do Puerto Rico residents have to file an income tax return.. I work and receive SS…

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Dalma. For taxation inquiries, please contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at http://www.irs.gov or by calling their toll-free number at 1-800-829-1040.

  4. Mabel O Ogunsanwo

    This is very good. I am very happy that any one can
    get their SSA-1099 on line. That is very encouraging
    in deed. I am proud of your Department.

    • Ayyina Bradley

      I would like to get my 1099 information online

      • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

        Hi, Ayyina. You can request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2019 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. We hope this helps.

  5. Janice Kaye Henker

    I have an EXTREME VISUAL IMPAIRMENT and am in need of (large print, if possible) printed, paper Social Security information. I will appreciate any help you could provide! The print on this email is entirely too light and too small for me to be able to read! I have Macular Degeneration and am totally blind in my left eye, and had cataract extraction on my right eye on 1/31/2019. I have no idea of what this text said, to be honest.

    Janice K. Henker
    Fallbrook, CA 92028

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thank you for using our blog, Janice. If you receive Social Security notices in the mail, you can choose to receive them in large print (18-point size) or other ways. Visit the Special Notice Option For The Blind Or Visually Impaired web page for details and to request a special notice option.

      The Frequently Asked Questions web page provides additional details on the services available for the visually impaired.

  6. P

    “(You can) even email it”. NO! Not unless you know how to encrypt the file first. Standard email is not considered secure, and it is a bad idea to recommend using it for documents that contain sensitive personal information such as your SSN.

  7. Ken Lahnar

    I applied in person for a new Social Security Card over 2 weeks ago and as of yet not received it in the mail.

    • P

      Attn: Jim Borland- Please remove the inappropriate PII portion of this post I am responding to.

  8. carl j Rhom Jr

    how do I talk to some one about getting into my on line account?i have not been able to sign for over 2 years.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Carl, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties accessing your my Social Security account.

      For assistance with your account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office.

      • Hamed

        You do not have any remedy for your poor operating system! I have been blocked from an account of which it have never been on, because you have the wrong information /address attached to my ss# even though you send my mail to my residence every month! As a US government agency you all should be ashamed to call yourselves civil employees for you lack of competence to rectify lthrse life altering situations for people. You all are often aloof and dismissive to the taxpayers whom allow for you to retain employment. So I would appreciate it you were NOT to reply to these comments with your obnoxiously generic helpless reference to any information on this multi-decade outdated website!

        • karla Miller

          I agree…my case was not calculated right from the start. the lawyer…was paid for not doing anything..including finding miscalculations in his pay. every letter says “beware of fraud”..what do I do when the fraud is my local social security office?

      • Kevin Jerome

        I need to get copy of my 1099.

        • Ann Clifton, Public Affairs Specialist

          Hi, Kevin. 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 2018 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. You can also contact or visit your local office. They can assist with a replacement 1099. We hope this helps.

        • lucila r dolosa

          I needed a copy of my SSA 1099 to file my taxes but I cannot accessed my online SSA. I tried so many times but the system does not recognize the sign info I entered

      • Brian Hanna

        I am supposed to have my benefits in my account on the 3rd of every month and today i did not receive them can someone tell me why?

  9. AIXA M AMADOR

    Check my benefit and payment information;

    • AKA

      We’ll get right on that.

  10. Marianna Cutter-Wright

    2.22.2019 – I have been trying to get a new Password rescheduled for almost 6 months now. I have called the administration and was told it had to be done online. I have gone through the instructions online several times now (being told the reset would be mailed to me) and have never, to date, received anything. I’m a little frustrated since I can’t log in and I need this information for my financial advisor. Please advice what I need to do. Marianna Cutter (720) 621-5634 or marianna@newlevelradio.com. Thank you.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Marianna, thank you for reaching out and we sorry to hear about the difficulties you are having with your my Social Security account. We offer various ways for you to reset your password. See our Frequently Asked Questions web page for more details.

      If you are still unable to sign on, call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk” or contact your local Social Security office.

      • CDHC

        “HELP DESK” is not recognized by the automated man…..

        • pam snipes

          did you ever get your password reset i have the same issue

      • Phillip David Coussa for Braeden Coussa

        Hello, my son is due back pay for disability. They told me it would be issued in 6 months. Due to these dire times I need to request the funds now. I wait on hold for 2 hrs then get disconnected everytime. Ive tried several times. Please email me. Please I need assistance for the survial of my Disabled minor child.

        • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

          Hi, Phillip. For your son’s security, we do not have access to private information in this venue; therefore, we do not do direct messaging. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. 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 helps and we appreciate your patience.

      • Hemilia Torres

        Hi, I want to know if my daughter is on disability. Can I still get my check for $500.00 for her are not.

    • Linda B. O'Connor

      I have been trying since July to determine if I am receiving the best SS option. Have submitted necessary paperwork to Cambridge Mass office. Left messages with the case manager many times with no response. What should I do now?

      PS: you have a very non-user friendly system. The Cambridge office told me my request could not be handled online but the office route isn’t working either and the phone system seems designed to discourage callers.

    • Leo

      SSI recipients how will they get a stimulus check, they don’t get SSA-1099 or RRB-1099 forms?

      • zac

        Government already has their direct deposit information

        • Jose Mendez

          When I am going to receive my coronavirus stimulus check

          • John

            4-23-2020 they say

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