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. GARY BRAVO

    I am trying to get a home loan and because I do not understand your question now I am blocked out for 24 hours Plus I put my visa infor in also I need my 1099 for 2018

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Gary. We are sorry to hear about your frustration. For years prior to the last year, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to speak to one of our representatives for assistance. Or you can contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

  2. Patricia Rebholz

    I lost my social security card, how can I replace it?

  3. Karen Dunlap

    I can not sign in I thought my name was Liverite and my password was guideme1

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Karen, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to retrieve or change your username and password. We hope this helps!

  4. MIRIAM I MORENO

    Hi
    I can’t find my SSA-1099 for 2019, I had to do a tax extension, but still can’t find it. Please send me a copy so I can do my taxes.
    Thank you
    Miriam I Moreno
    *** – ** – ***

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Miriam. 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.

  5. thomas jackson

    i need a copy of me ssi benefits i am recieving asap

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Thomas, 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.

  6. Haroon

    I’ve not any ssa number. How i get that. Please help me…?

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Haroon, thanks for using our blog. We continue to process Social Security Numbers and issue cards for certain lawful immigrants, we call these processes Enumeration at Entry (EAE) and Enumeration beyond Entry(EBE).

      If these automated processes are not available, we will schedule an in-office appointment for a new card request for those with a critical need. Appointment availability is based on available staff and office operating status. Please call your local office to see if an in-office appointment is necessary and possible. To contact your local office, please look for the local office telephone number at Social Security Office Locator under “Social Security Office Information” for the office you select. The toll-free “Office” number is your local office.

  7. Muriel Charles John

    I would like to get a copy of my SSA-1099
    My name is Muriel Charles John.
    My SS. No is *** – ** – ***.
    My D.O.B 1-17-1938

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Muriel, thanks 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.

  8. luydmila belova

    hello, how can print aut my benefit letter

  9. Allen K Humphries

    My husband’s SSA account is blocked and we can’t get in. We need a replacement SSA1099 for 2019 ASAP for our taxes. Please respond as soon as possible because we need it for taxes. We requested one and they sent one to me, April A Humphries, his wife, but not to him.
    Thank you so much.
    Also, how do we get his account UNblocked?

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Allen, thanks for using our blog. If you’re unable to request a replacement SSA-1099 online, 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.

      If you block access to your record and then change your mind in the future, you can contact Social Security and ask us to unblock it. 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.

  10. Georgia Z Hyndman

    I have been having 10% taken out for income tax. I want to stop this please.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Georgia, thanks for using our blog. To stop your voluntary tax withholding, you’ll need to complete Form W-4V from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can download the form or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-3676 and ask for Form W-4V. Complete, sign and return the form to your local Social Security office by mail. Use our Social Security Office Locator to find your local office mailing address. We hope this helps.

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