Online Services, Taxes

No Need to Visit a Field Office: Replace Your SSA-1099 Benefit Statement Online

February 2, 2017 • By

man on laptop We’re with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. Social Security has made requesting or replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement is also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S. Now you have the ability to download it anytime and anywhere you want using our online services. There’s no need to visit a field office.

An SSA-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 IRS on your tax return.

If you currently 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 with a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

A replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S is typically available for the previous tax year after February 1.

If you already have a my Social Security account, you should access your online account and go to “Replacements Documents” 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 and email it. If you don’t have a my Social Security account, creating a secure account is very easy to do and usually takes less than 15 minutes.

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 instead. The forms SSA-1099 and SSA-1042S are not available for people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Securing today and tomorrow isn’t always easy, but Social Security continues to improve our customer service with easy to use online features. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov for more.


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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Steve Gomez

    I recieved a call from you that my ss was put on hold…contact me asap!!!!

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Steve, thanks for checking in with us. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. Recently, scams — misleading victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for Social Security number problems — have skyrocketed. Our employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for personal information or money.

      If you receive a suspicious call like this: 1) Hang up. 2) Do not provide personal information, money, or retail gift cards. 3) Report suspicious calls here. For more information on how to protect yourself, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  2. suzanne queenan

    this is confusing. It keeps saying email address is incorrect but, it is not.

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  3. Vincent F Eben

    Can you send me an Award’s Letter regarding my SS? Send to “shipcreek39.4@hotmail.com”

    Reply
  4. Howard D Williamson

    Is the Eugene, Or. office open to the public? if, so, what are the hours? Thank you

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Howard, thanks for using our blog. All Social Security Offices are currently closed to the public for face-to-face service during the COVID-19 pandemic but you can still get our help by using our online services or calling us.

      You can do most of your business with SSA online. Before calling us, please visit our website to see our list of convenient and secure self-service options. Save time and go online.

      Please continue to check the Social Security and Coronavirus web page for updates. You may select Subscribe to receive alerts from us when we add or change information.

      Reply
  5. Ollie Cole

    Tried 3 times to create SS account and on “almost” completion was told to log in BUT when I tried the confounded thing told me to ” CREATE AN ACCOUNT” ROUND ROBIN ; Gideons Knot ( No beginning or END) What in Sam Hill is going on???

    Reply
  6. Patricia McNew

    I tried to get on my ssa online account, but I can’t remember my user name and password. How can I retrieve them?

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    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Patricia. Thanks for your question. We offer a few different ways to reset your password and retrieve your username. For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps!

      Reply
  7. Teddy carter

    I have not received a statement of social security in a couple of years never realized if so many can call me back at 516-8519653

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Teddy. 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
  8. NATHANIEL O. ESHUN

    NEED MY STATEMENT FOR 2019

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  9. Thomas Renaghan

    I am trying to find the address of the local Social Security office in Mountain View California

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Thomas, thanks for using our blog. Use our Social Security Office Locator to obtain the telephone number and mailing address of your local Social Security office. Thanks!

      Reply
  10. WANDA GEORGE

    I NEED A COPY OF SSA-1099 FOR MY TAXES

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Wanda, 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

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