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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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Comments

  1. Annette Ellison

    I have been trying to log into my…..MY Account again after years of being able to. Is my hard earned money there? I see I’m not the one with having trouble s. I got two that’s 2 letters with reset codes. The first one timed out as soon as I got it. The second letter would not work. I think there should be a separate page for reset codes. We can go directly there instead of going back to myaccount sign in. Then once we are linked to our accounts we can make password changes and email changes etc. I think something is wrong is our money a hostage? Something has to change and improve.

    • Vonda

      Hi Annette, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties accessing your my Social Security account. For assistance with your account, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) 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.

  2. Barbara Fuentes

    Since Friday I’ve tried to access my “my social security” account, the authorization code takes 10 minutes to reach my phone by that time its expired and won’t accept the code. Its a vicious cycle from that point on. Never had this problem before. Help! How can this be fixed?

    • Vonda

      Hi Barbara, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties accessing your my Social Security account. For assistance with your account, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) 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. William McDaniel

    I do not have my email address that I signed up with and can’t remember it. The site won’t let me resign up with my current one.HELP!

    William McDaniel

  4. Crystal L Wriston

    I’ve been trying to find out why I repaid $5,044 to SSA. And things are closed or on hold too long. My ssa-1099 benefit statement says I repaid $5,044. And I would like to know why.??

    • Vonda

      For your security, Crystal, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. 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.

  5. J. H. Sullivan

    I found your search engine and blog answers readable and helpful. There is way too much information to sift through alone; your AI did the job for me. Thanks.

  6. stephanie lillywhite

    need copy of award letter

  7. Kimberly Stamper

    i called and signed up for my social security account to try and get my award letter not benefit letter. the original letter was dated back in May of 2003. They could not retrieve it for me nor could i find where to get it after i sign up on line. Could someone please tell me how to get a copy of it as soon as possible due to working with a deadline.
    Thank you so much

    • Vonda

      Hi Kimberly, 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.

  8. Lisa Baggett

    How can I change my email address? I was on the phone waiting 45 minutes and when she came on line she couldn’t hear me? I need proof of income? Help!

    • Vonda

      Hi Lisa, thanks for using our blog. After you sign in to your my Social Security account, you can update your email address. After inputting your username and password, you will be at the security code screen. If you receive your security code via email only, then indicate that you cannot access the options listed above and need to reset where you receive security codes. We will then send you a letter with a reset code and instructions.

      You 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.

  9. patricia a boch

    tried quite a few times (mostly a lot) to get into my account will not accept verification code. it is really a mess. Tried to get call back. not in service.

    • Vonda

      Hi Patricia, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties creating or accessing a my Social Security account. For assistance with your account, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) 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. Dan W Herring

    I’ve logged on to my account here for over 20 years with not one issued until this year. Everytime it asked me my.mother middle name where I mit my wife my dream car in which it’s always the same never changed in 20 years tells me I’m wrong I wished I didn’t never go on line because it’s useless if you can’t used it

    • William McDaniel

      I do not have my email address that I signed up with and can’t remember it. The site won’t let me resign up with my current one.HELP!

      William McDaniel

      • Dawn Sharp

        My email address changed and I want to out in my correct one

        • Dawn Sharp

          Change my email address

        • Dawn Sharp

          Change email address to dawn.sharp@frontier.com

        • Vonda

          Hi Dawn, thank you for your question. After you sign in to your my Social Security account, you can update your email address. After inputting your username and password, you will be at the security code screen. If you receive your security code via email only, then indicate that you cannot access the options listed above and need to reset where you receive security codes. We will then send you a letter with a reset code and instructions.

    • CANDALEE PARKER

      I cannot access my account even though I have in the past.

      • Vonda

        Hi Candalee, 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!

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