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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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  1. Shirley Greenberg

    Hello, I have been recently widowed. My SSA-1099 form has been misplaced. I need a 2020 replacement.

    SHIRLEY A GREENBERG
    123 POND STREET
    GEORGETOWN, MA 01833
    (978) 352 2095
    SS# *** – ** – ***

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  2. Sylvia Vega

    I am my mother’s caregiver and have Power of Attorney for her actions, etc. I cannot find her 2019 Social Security Statement and need to do her taxes. I tried to go online but I got rejected. What can I do since she does not have her own ’email’ address.

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    • Kenny O., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Silvia. You cannot create or use an account on behalf of another person, even if you have that person’s written permission. Please note that having a “Power of Attorney” does not give you legal authority to manage benefits for someone who receives Social Security or SSI benefits. If your mother needs help managing their benefits, you may be interested in applying to become her representative payee. As a representative payee, you will have access to their records and the ability to update their account information. A face-to-face interview is required when applying to be someone’s representative payee. If the individual cannot be present, a statement from their doctor would be helpful. The statement should say that they are not able mentally and physically to manage their Social Security benefits and identify you as the person responsible to keep their finances in order. Please read our publication, A Guide For Representative Payees for more information. If you have specific questions, please call 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and speak to one of our representatives. Thanks.

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  3. barbara s. jensen

    I need a replacement copy of my social security form from the December 2019.

    Reply
  4. Wendell Harris

    Something is wrong with my user Id or password or both. I need help with my Social Security account login.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Wendell, thanks for using our blog. If you forgot your password, and the password reset questions didn’t work, we can send a temporary password in some circumstances. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to retrieve or change your username or password.

      If you still have issues, 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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  5. Alice Contreras

    Can’t find 2019 to pay my taxes

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Alice, 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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  6. Deborah Knowles

    I am trying to print a copy of my SSA-1099 form. I have tried the Replacement form page but I am not seeing this form. Please help!

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Deborah, 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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  7. Donna Bradbury

    I need my ss1099 2019 forms for my taxes
    I have misplaced it.
    Can you help?
    Donna Bradbury
    9197814881

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Donna. 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. warren gary LORING

    I did not get my SSA-1099 for 2019 and 2018

    Reply
    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Warren. 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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  9. sharon Bess

    Good Morning,.
    I have attempted to get my tax information for 2019, However the system keeps saying that my social security
    number is incorrect. Can you please email me a copy. I need to send the information to my tax preparation now.
    Thank you.

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Sharon. 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
  10. Helen

    I have a new checking account and simply want to know how to change my current direct deposit to the new account!

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Helen, thank you for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to add or change your direct deposit. We hope this is helpful.

      Reply

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