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. minnie oliver

    Please send copy of my Benefit letter to my email address,

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Minnie, 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.

  2. Kim Doumis

    I need to get a copy of my mothers SSA1099 as she has lost hers. She is elderly and has misplaced all her tax information. How do we get a copy? I noticed online that I can not set up an online account for her. She is not able to use a computer.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Kim. Because of privacy and security concerns, you will not be able to conduct Social Security business on behalf of your mother unless you are her representative payee. Having a power of attorney, being an authorized representative, or having a joint bank account with your mother does not authorize you to access information on her Social Security record. If your mother does not have a representative payee and she is not capable of managing and directing her Social Security benefits, someone should consider applying to be her payee. To learn more about becoming a representative payee, you can read our publication, “A Guide for Representative Payees” or visit our Representative Payee webpage.

      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.

      If your mother is capable of managing her benefits, she may be able to request the needed information using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. She can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, she would indicate that she’s requesting a replacement SSA-1099. We hope this helps.

  3. Francisca Jensen

    Would like a copy of last SSA statement before I started receiving benefits this year.

    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Francisca, thanks for using our blog. The Social Security benefit estimates found on the Statement are no longer available once you begin receiving Social Security benefits. The best way to check and maintain your benefits is in your personal 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 “Benefit and Payment Details” tab. You can view and print your monthly payment amount, your payment schedule and your next payment date. We hope this is helpful!

  4. Bernie H Castro

    berniecastro96@gmail.com
    Good Morning; I need a 2018 Form SSA – Social Security Benefit Statement. Castro, Bernie H. 04/23/1951 *** – ** – ***…I have an account but I couldn’t remember the password so I couldn’t get signed in. Thank you for your time.

  5. daniel greywolf

    need two copi/es of award letter also statment monthly amounts sent to me at:3315 8th street lewiston Idaho 83501 please

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Daniel. If you need a benefit verification letter, you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter by creating a personal my Social Security account online. You can also contact your local Social Security office for assistance. We hope this helps.

  6. Jovita De Jesus Casiano Nazario

    Trying to get my SSA-1099 as I never received it this past year. Required for receiving a small bonus from the government of Puerto Rico…..

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Jovita. You can request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2019 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. You can also contact or visit your local Social Security office. They can assist with a replacement 1099. We hope this helps.

  7. Charles Condon

    I need a replacement 2019 form 1099 sent to.my home…. 1501 Tacoma Ave S unit 402 Tacoma, WA b 98402. Can you help with this. Thank you, Charles R Condom, ss no 106 45 72.

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Charles. 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 2019 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. You can also contact your local Social Security office. They can assist with a replacement 1099.
      Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

  8. Steve Cain

    O tried to log into my Social Security account. I at first tried to set up a new one, but it said one already existed. To get in, I need an access code which I do not have, and for which there are no further instructions. I’m stuck. I need a statement. What am I supposed to do?

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Steve. 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 assist with a replacement 1099. We hope this helps.

  9. ronald e stevens

    I need a copy of my 1099 from Soc. Sec, for 2019

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Ronald. You can request a replacement SSA-1099/1042S for Tax Year 2019 by visiting your personal my Social Security account. You can also contact your local Social Security office. They can assist with a replacement 1099. We hope this helps.

  10. aflazan@sbcglobal.net

    2019 benefit amount anita lazan at aflazan

    I need a copy pf my 2019 benefits

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    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi. Good news! If you need a benefit verification letter, you can view, print, and save your benefit verification letter by creating a personal my Social Security account online. Thanks!

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