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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  1. Louis J Kroma

  2. kearney medley

    my wife need her 1099 how can get it
    her delores r medley need asap

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Kearney. 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.

  3. Richard Eugene Caroll

    Why does the SSA not allow us to access our 1099 online?

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Richard. 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.

  4. james P

    i need a copy of the 1099 statement for 2019 as soon as possible.

  5. james l pinckney

    i need a copy of the 1099 statement for 2019 as soon as possible.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi James. 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.

  6. ramona coppins soto

    need to know my amount of benefit forme to file my irs

    • ramona coppins soto

      please shw me my social security benefit for 2019

  7. Margaret L Redfern

    I’m 80 years old. I don’t remember what happened yesterday much less 6 years ago. My Certificate of Title to my toyota does not list who we purchased from. Also, the phone number listed that is correct in security questions is one of our cell phones. The other phone previously mentioned is our land line. I need a copy of my 1918 yearly statement (I have my husband’s) to complete filing taxes. Please help !!!!

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Margaret. 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.

  8. Mary Lou P Brady

    I need a copy of my ssa1099 please

  9. Dana Besvold

    The benefit I would receive at the age of 70 has a disclaimer that It would need to continue the same income from age 66 to 70. If I retire before 70 my income will decrease . I would like to wait until 70 for my social security but retire at 67. How is it calculated if my income is less from ages 67-70?? I would only postpone social security because I will receive more.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Dana, thank you for the question. A Social Security retirement benefit is calculated by using your highest 35 years of earnings. If you do not have 35 years of earnings, we will use all of the earnings on your record and factor in an annual total of $0.00 earnings for each of the remaining years. By delaying receiving your benefits beyond your full retirement age, you are receiving a higher benefit amount than you would have at age 66. Your year of birth and the number of months you delay determines how much your benefit increases. See our Delayed Retirement Credits web page for details.

      Social Security has an online calculator called a Retirement Estimator that provides immediate retirement benefit estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Plus, it also allows you to create “what if” scenarios. You can, for example, change your “stop work” dates or expected future earnings to create and compare different retirement alternatives.

      See our Benefits Planner: Retirement web page for more on obtaining benefit estimates.

  10. john burke

    need my 2019 form ssa -1099 social security benefit statement. Please email to me,

    Thank you.
    John Burke

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi John, thank you for using our blog. 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.

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