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. Virgilio Agoncillo Medina

    If prior to February 3, 2021 and my 2020 1099R is already ready for distribution, please forward or send it to my present address, i.e., 2585 Ardee Ln, So. San Francisco, CA 94080, as I am scheduled to return to my previous address, i. e., PSC 517, Box 8537, FPO AP 96517-1000. Thereafter, ALL correspondence, if any, should be forwarded or sent to my previous address, as indicated, thank you!

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    • Vonda

      Hi Virgilio, thanks for using our blog. Social Security mails the SSA-1099 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 IRS on your tax return.

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for options on receiving an instant replacement SSA-1099 beginning February 1st. We hope this helps!

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      • Glenn Seeley

        Vonda, I am trying to refinance and they are requiring a 1099 from my Social Security can you email me one.
        Thank you,
        Glenn S

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        • Sue

          Hi, Glenn, and thanks for using our blog. Social Security mails the SSA-1099 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. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to receive an instant replacement SSA-1099 beginning February 1st. We hope this helps!

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      • Jeff

        Feb 1, 2021??, make it more clear because online printable download is unavailable at this time { Jan 13, 2021]
        wake up America the social security administration doesn’t understand English anymore

        Jm

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        • Vonda

          Hi Jeff. A Social Security 1099 is mailed out each January to people who receive benefits and tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging in to or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

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          • Dale

            Hi, Dale. The SSA 1099 is mailed each January to people who receive benefits. It tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging in to or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information. We hope this helps.

  2. Gini

    Can you tell me why there is a difference between my net amount in my weekly benefit shown on my 1099 as opposed to my actual payment? Thank you

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  3. Kurt Arthur Koblitz

    When will my SSA-1099 be available via my Social Security account or mail?

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    • Vonda

      Hi Kurt, thanks for using our blog. Social Security mails the SSA-1099 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 IRS on your tax return.

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for options on receiving an instant replacement SSA-1099 beginning February 1st. We hope this helps!

      Reply
  4. Jerry ODette

    Where on my social security login site may I print this year’s or a past year’s 1099?

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    • Vonda

      Hi Jerry, thanks for using our blog. Social Security mails the SSA-1099 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 IRS on your tax return.

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for options on receiving an instant replacement SSA-1099 beginning February 1st. We hope this helps!

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  5. Harold W

    How can I determine WHEN I will get my 2020 1099? Is it by Last name, last four, zip code? It is all I am waiting for to finish my Tax Return.

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    • Vonda

      Hi Harold, thanks for using our blog. Social Security mails the SSA-1099 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 IRS on your tax return.

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for options on receiving an instant replacement SSA-1099 beginning February 1st. We hope this helps!

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      • Harold W

        Vonda,
        That really DIDNT answer my question. Everything you stated I already know from filing since 1965! The question is: HOW, in 2021, are they MAILED so I MIGHT be able to DETERMINE >>WHEN<< mine will arrive. I know it's the Federal Govt.. HOWEVER, there should BE a PLANNED rollout. There is NO REASON for it to be a secret. DOB? Last 4? Alphabetically?
        There MUST be SOME history, methods to ENSURE all are SENT.
        thank you.

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        • Prc

          Don’t be a jerk, they are all being mailed now. On 1 February you can go online and print yours out if you have not received it in the mail.

          So you will get your 1099 no later than February 1st!

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  6. Peter Emidio Fabiani

    When will the SSA-1099 forms be mailed out. It is all that is preventing me from completing my taxes for 2020.

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    • Vonda

      Hi Peter, thanks for using our blog. Social Security mails the SSA-1099 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 IRS on your tax return.

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for options on receiving an instant replacement SSA-1099 beginning February 1st. We hope this helps!

      Reply
  7. Robert Rogers

    I would like to get my 2020 SS 1099 and all future ones in electronic form on the SS site. I can find nowhere on the site to “click” to access an SS 1099. Does Social Security provide online access to the current SS 1099? If so, how do I locate it on the My SS site?

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    • Sue

      Hi, Robert, and thanks for using our blog. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page with instructions on how to receive an instant SSA-1099 beginning February 1st using your my Social Security account. We hope this helps!

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      • Mike Frandson

        I have the same problem as Robert and many other people; no where on my MySocialSecurity site is there an explicit link to view my 2020 statement. I have to go check out FAX now??? All these answers are the same – ‘available after Feb 1 . . . . etc etc etc.

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        • Sue

          Thank you for reading our blog, Mike. We apologize for your frustration. We mail Social Security 1099s each January to people who receive benefits. Please review our Frequently Asked Question for instructions on where online to find your SSA-1099 for 2020 after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging into or creating a free my Social Security account.

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  8. Frank Collins

    your standard answer on this blog. seems to be computer generated and fails to answer any of our questions.

    Q. where on the web site do i find my 1099?
    Q. when in January should we start looking for it?
    As far as i am concerned very bad PR!!!!

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    • Vonda

      Hi Frank. A Social Security 1099 is mailed out each January to people who receive benefits and tells you how much Social Security income to report to the IRS on your tax return. A replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 will be available after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging in to or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

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      • Frank Collins

        Q. where on the web site do i find my 1099?
        Q. when in January should we start looking for it?

        We all know by law January is the month but again please answer the questions above. this is my second request for the answers.

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        • Frank Collins

          Since Social Security can not or is un able to answer any of our questions on 1099’s. Can any one please tell me where to look for the posting of our 1099’s. We all know by law January is the month.

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        • Vonda

          Hi Frank. You will be able to request a replacement SSA-1099 for 2020 after February 1, 2021. At that time, you can instantly download a printable copy of the tax form by logging in to or creating a free my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for additional information.

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          • Frank Collins

            I don’t want a replacement 1099 I just want to know where to look for the posting. Dose the SSA even read our questions or is it a waste of time? who can we complain to about this web site and the failure to answer our questions?

  9. Scott Silverman

    Vonda,
    You copying and pasting the same form info that Social Security mails the SSA-1099 each year in January is helping NOONE. there have been lots of [problems with the US mail this year and now that its middle of Jan we need more specific info. have they gone out yet? Should we have received it yet? should we be worried its missing or lost in the mail? is it yet avail on my ssa acct?

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  10. Tracy Rogers

    I receive benefits for my 15yo dependent child because her father is disabled. Do i treat that as my income when filing taxes?

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    • Vonda

      Hi Tracy, thanks for using our blog. If your child receives benefits, that is income to the child, not to you. We hope this helps!

      Reply

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