Taxes

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

February 22, 2019 • By

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. Fred Stradling

    If I claim my retirement SS benefit in June my first payment will be in July. (SS pays 1 month in arrears) . Will my SSA-1099 reflect the 6 payments actually made in the year OR 7 months of the claim.

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  2. alfonso de leon

    Need 2019 SSA 1099 for my wife, Elva A. De Leon, 454 Garza Jones, Laredo, Texas 78045. My last four of my S.S. is 1303. Need it for income tax purposes. This is my husband’s email address. Hope you can help. Thanks and God bless.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Alfonso, 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.

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  3. Belinda P Wunderlich

    I am trying to set up My SSA acct. for my Mother in law while in her presence. I am unable to do this since she is drawing SS benefits on her deceased husband’s account. She is 98 yrs & 9 months & is hearing & sight impaired & has no way to communicate via computer.
    Is there any way to accomplish this?

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Belinda, thanks for using our blog. You can only create an account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You cannot create an account on behalf of another person or using another person’s information or identity, even if you have that person’s written permission.

      Because of privacy and security concerns, you will not be able to conduct Social Security business on behalf of your mother-in-law unless you are her representative payee. Having a power of attorney, being an authorized representative, or having a joint bank account with your mother-in-law does not authorize you to access information on her Social Security record. If she does not have a representative payee and she’s 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.

      To apply to be your mother-in-law’s representative payee, 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.

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  4. Sandra Powder

    I need a copy of my benefit stmt.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Sandra, 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.

      Reply
  5. mimi harris

    I tried over and over again to set up an acct. I but it wouldnot accept my user name and password selections. I .did everything correctly . Therefore I couldn’t get info I needed for tax purposes after wasting hours! What a joke!
    mimiharris

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  6. Gloria A Riddell

    It IS Sat. I am ay the library using their computer, they are closed Sun & Mon, I need a replacement ssa 1099, Cant recall password, tried for new one , was blocked for 24 hrs., entered correct name, ss# and date of birth???? Essential I have THis For loan applicayion in timely manner!! I do not recall my passsword ,never use it. This whole situation, is PROBLEMATIC to say the least. Please respond. My email is glowchgo@yahoo.com

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Gloria. 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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  7. Pamlea .Ann.Mcgeein

    How do I get a 1099 tax form after that I get security every month my name is Pamela AnnMcgeein my sis 488-881503 if you if I could do it online the text thing can you email me the form to fill out so I get mySecondStimulus check in my first time feeling when he’s out thank you and have a blessed day oh my email is pamcopeland6@gmail.com

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  8. Sharon A Taylor

    Need my 1099 for 2019. Name Sharon A Taylor, Adress 747 132nd Way Seminole fl 33776
    Social security #*** – ** – ***

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Sharon, 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.

      Reply
  9. margaret monsour stewart

    I wam trying to log in to get Tax info for 2019. Your website will not even allow me to log in with a temporary password!

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Margaret, 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.

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  10. Joyce Benitez

    I would like a copy of my 1099 from 2019
    jobenitez@yahoo.com
    I cannot use the site online. It asked that I call.
    I’ve been trying to reach on the phone for 2 hours yesterday and today

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Joyce, thanks for using our blog. You may be able to request your 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.

      Reply

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