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

Comments

  1. Bill W.

    I realize this is not the place for my problem however I have tried a dozen times to establish an account. I had an account but in my dotage I forgot my password and entry name.
    Can someone help me??

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Bill. If you are unable to access an account or encounter a problem with your personal my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  2. Keith M.

    How do people living overseas get they SSA 1099? I live in Okinawa, Japan with a 7 digit ZIP and unable to set up an account!

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Keith. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. You will need a U.S. address to register for a my Social Security account. For assistance outside of the U.S., please visit our Office of Earnings and International Operations web page. We hope this helps.

  3. Fahmi N.

    Americans living overseas are not allowed to have a social security online account, due to the US mailing address requirement. This is unfair and the justification used needs examination. How come we are able to have an online Medicare account, while still living outside the US and not having a US mailing address? I am hoping that Social Security will follow Medicare lead.

  4. Rodrigo P.

    Do I have to pay income tax on a joint filing below $20,000?

  5. Erwin P.

    Please send me my statement 1099.
    Thank you
    Erwin PANFIL

    • Vonda V.

      Thank you for using our blog, Erwin. You can request a replacement 2018 SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S using your my Social Security account. If you do not already have an account, you can create one. Once you are logged in to your account, select the “Replacement Documents” tab.

      If you are unable to create a my Social Security account or do not want to request it online, 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. or you can contact your local Social Security office.

  6. Allison W.

    I like this & every blog very much post by SSA
    THANK YOU,
    Allison k. Wallace

  7. Virginia R.

    I was unable to connect to SS to get my benefits statement.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Virginia, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties creating 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
      •Visit your local Social Security office and request an activation code.

  8. john

    no comment

  9. Gerri C.

    Thank you so much. Gerri Cappuccio

  10. Charoonsri S.

    Please do not publish my email to public.

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