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Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement

January 30, 2020 • By

" "Tax season is approaching, and we have made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier.  The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits.  It shows the total amount of benefits you received from us 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 get an instant, printable replacement form using 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 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 to your computer or email it to yourself.  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’re a non-citizen 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) benefits.

With a personal my Social Security account, you can do much of your business with us online.  If you receive benefits or have Medicare, your personal my Social Security account is also the best way to:

  • Request a replacement Social Security number card (in most states and the District of Columbia).
  • 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.
  • Report your wages if you work and receive Social Security disability insurance or SSI benefits.

Visit our website to find more about our online services.

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Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications

Mike Korbey, Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Elizabeth Erma Loiselle

    I can’t remember the answers I gave when I created my account and I need to know my amount of benefits by 9/24 for a senior low income housing interview. How can I get a benefit letter or email by then?

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Elizabeth, 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.

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  2. Margaret Karinen

    I want to open an online account, but it says I need a US address I live outside the US I could use my brother’s address, but then I am afraid it will mess up my SS account. Plus I would have to explain to California why I am not paying taxes in the state. Because I haven’t lived in the US in over 6 years. The postal service is really bad where I live and not much better now days in the states Could I register using my brother’s address to open the account, then update the account with my address here in Turkey? Thank you

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Margaret, thank you for your question. At this time you must have a U. S. mailing address to create or access your online account. The “my Social Security” authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration and account creation for users with a foreign address yet.

      We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefit Unit in the area for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.

      Reply
  3. Rhonda A Cummings

    Where would I mail my W-4V form if I live in MA?
    Thank you

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Rhonda, thanks for using our blog. Use our Social Security Office Locator to obtain your local office mailing address. We hope this is helpful!

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  4. Joylene Cappelletti

    How do I get my Social Security Tax Statement for 2019? Finishing taxes now and need this is a hurry!

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Joylene. 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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  5. 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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  6. Mariam Ortega

    I won a $3,500 prize from Kellogg’s as a replacement for MLS game being cancelled due to COVID19. My question is do I need to report it to Social security and how? I’m waiting for a password to online access. I hope they don’t care about it and let me be happy for once.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Mariam, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. It depends on the type of benefit that you’re receiving. If you’re receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits, the prize will not affect or reduce Social Security retirement and disability benefits. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs based program so a change in your income and assets can affect your benefits and it must be reported. 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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  7. randy n skwierczynski

    need my statement

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Randy, 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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  8. Jacob. K. Perera

    I was a Federal employee from 2009 -2018
    until I got a sick and lost my job. I left to Sri Sri Lanka for further Medical treatment. I have not claimed unemployment, and the country in a lockdown state due to covid-19. Is there any assistance program I could apply for? Please Help

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Jacob, thanks for using our blog. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have worked long enough and recently enough in jobs covered by Social Security (usually within the last 10 years). The (SSI) program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. We pay disability benefits to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to end in death. If you think you may be eligible to receive disability benefits and would like to apply, you can use our online application.

      If you are unable to apply online, 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.

      Reply
  9. Violet Pierce

    I need replacement SSI 1099 forms for 2017 and 2018. How do I obtain these? Thanks!

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Violet, thanks for using our blog. For replacement SSA-1099s prior to 2019, you will need to 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.

      Reply
  10. michael m Kasdan

    i am trying to get a social security statement showing how much I got and also how much I paid for medicare. thank you mkazaf41@gmail.com

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Michael. 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

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