Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

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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1,220 thoughts on “Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

  1. “Proof of Income” Letter – #2 on the automated – to have it mailed to your current address on file with SSA/IRS

  2. I am unable to get or print a copy of my SSA-1099 for tax year 2019. The link I am using for this comment is dated Feb, 2019 – thus for tax year 2018. I have tried in vain to do a new password – for user name NEWBOB1720 – which I was able to do Baltixxx@41 successfully, When I tried to sign in again to mySSAcount, I was next told that my User Name, above, was wrong – even though, only moments ago – I used that name – to get the NEW password, above. THIS SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A PAIN IN THE AXX!! p.s. A FEW WEEKS AGO i UPDATED MY MAILING ADDRESS, WHERE POSSIBLY, the actual SSA-1099 had been sent, but not forwarded. Prior 10 N Calvert St, 21202 MD, to new 612 Wyeth Street, MD 21230, 443-xxx-8066 bclark.consult@hotmail.com. HELP!!

    • Hi Robert, 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.

      To speak to a representative, 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.

    • We are very sorry for your loss. If your husband worked long enough under Social Security, there may be benefits payable to survivors. You may be eligible for reduced widows benefits as early as age 60 (age 50 if disabled) and at any age if caring for the deceased’s child who is under age 16 or disabled and receiving benefits on the deceased’s record. Survivor benefit amounts are based on your husband’s earnings. The more he paid into Social Security, the higher the benefits would be. The benefits will not be established automatically, you will have to contact us. For additional information, visit our Survivors Planner.

      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.

  3. Why is it that every time I get on this web site I have many issues I cannot even obtain a copy of my benefits statement at all it is very frustrating

    • Hi, Angela. We are sorry to hear you have had difficulty accessing your personal my Social Security account. If you are still 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Your local office can also assist with a benefit verification. We hope this helps.

  4. I tried for an hour last night to get a new password for my SSA account. I don’t know why my old password was no longer good. I verified my email, and phone, and then it wanted me to take a picture of my passport. I did and you said you couldn’t read it. At midnight I gave up.
    Can I talk to a real person. I need my 2018 and 2019 statement of benefits, or 1099 for re-financing my mortgage. I am 80 years old, try to keep up with technology…..but your program had me beat.

  5. PLEASE SEND COPIES ME OF MY 2019 SSA 1099 AND MY HUSBAND’S. LONARD MOSKOWITZ
    I NEED IT TO DO OUR TAXES. HE DIED IN JANUARY 2020 AND I AM 92 YEARS OLD AND NED HELP.

  6. I need a copy of my deceased husband’s SSA 1099 for 2019.
    His name
    Joel D Akerman
    DOB 1-25-1938
    *** – ** – ***
    My home was damaged by the 2019 tornado and was condemned.
    old address
    11232 Park Central Place A
    Dallas 75230
    A lot of mail was lost due to the destruction. I have not been able to file my income tax because I am missing his SSA1099 for 2009
    my NEW ADDRESS IS
    Rosa B Akerman
    12271 Coit Rd.
    # 1109
    Dallas TX 75251
    469 556 6538

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