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Your Social Security Statement is now at your fingertips

July 7, 2016 • By

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

SSA StatementHave you ever received a Social Security Statement in the mail? You know, the one that shows all the earnings you’ve had each year and how much you could receive per month in Social Security benefits when you retire? The Statement contains crucial information workers need to plan for a comfortable retirement. Now, thanks to my Social Security, this information—and so much more— is only a few minutes away!

Your personal my Social Security account is secure and gives you ready access to your earnings records, Social Security benefit estimates, and printable Statements. Those who already receive benefits can view their payment history, current status, and manage their benefits.

To open a personal my Social Security account, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and select “Create an Account” to get started. You must be 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, U.S. mailing address (or a military address if deployed overseas), and an email address.

In some cases — like if there was reported credit card fraud under your name or Social Security number — you may have to contact your local Social Security office to open a my Social Security account.

Once registered, you can:

  • Verify your earnings history;
  • View estimated Social Security benefits based on your past earnings;
  • View Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid over your lifetime,
  • Print your current Social Security Statement; and
  • Request a replacement Social Security card (in some states)

If you’re currently getting benefits, you can:

  • View benefit payment information;
  • Change your address and phone number;
  • Start or change electronic payments;
  • Get a replacement Medicare card;
  • Get a replacement 1099 for tax season; and,
  • Get a benefit verification letter.

When you sign up for a personal my Social Security account, we use a secure authentication process to protect the privacy of your identity and your Social Security Statement information.  In addition to your unique username and password, you can also further protect your my Social Security account with a secure code texted to your phone every time you log in.

Just one more way Social Security strives to provide customers with peace of mind. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.


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  1. richard barber

    I have changed my address ,and that shows in my profile.. how ever my year end 1099 statement was still mailed to my old address

    • Vonda

      Hi Richard, thanks for using our blog. The timing of the mailing may have occurred in the middle of the address change. You can 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.

      • Paul R Jesclard

        I am trying to get into my social security account but after going to my email the last page with the numbered code does not come up again, instead the sign-up page comes up. What should I do?

        • Vonda

          Hi Paul, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties 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.

    • Nakia Waters

      I would like to get my payment statements from 2020

      • Vonda

        Hi Nakia. 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.

  2. Roger Simpson

    I keep trying to create an account. Camera will not take a pic correctly. My benefits are terminated while a new account is being made because i got married. I need to see whats going on

    • Vonda

      Hi Roger, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties creating 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.

    • Arthur E. Branch

      I did not get my social security deposited into my account on March 1, 2021. If it was cancelled I would like to know why. Please Help. Tried calling but am on hold for hours. I tryed to create my account but can’t upload a picture.

      • Vonda

        Hi Arthur, thanks for using our blog. If you did not receive your Social Security or SSI benefit, please contact your bank or financial institution first. They may be able to determine if your direct deposit failed. If you still need to report a late, missing or stolen Social Security payment, call us toll-free 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.

  3. David K Adams

    I am unable to create an account and cannot reach anybody. Call-back is unavailable, I am currently on hold (20 minutes), and the website states I have to call first to visit a location. That leaves this as a last resort. I need a statement. I have been paying into this for 40 years, and now that I need something, it seems impossible to reach you by any means. What can I do to speak with a person?

    • Vonda

      Hi David, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a Social Security Statement. We hope this helps!

  4. Stephen Hilbert

    Good day to you:

    I am the personal representative for my father who passed away in May 2020. I have all of my father’s postal mail sent to my home address, but have not yet received the Form SSA-1099 Social Security Benefit Statement for 2020. Filing his 2020 taxes is the last step to complete to finalize and close out his estate.

    Could you please let me know how I can get his Form SSA-1099 for the year2020?

    Thank you and kind regards,

    • Sue

      We’re sorry for your loss, Stephen. We mailed the SSA-1099 in January to the last address in our records, and it is intended for the spouse or executor of the deceased’s estate. If you did not receive the tax form, the executor should call the local field office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number using the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Our call volume and wait times are greater than normal, so please be patient. We hope this information helps.

  5. Paul Knox

    Your web page wont let me create an account and it wont let me retrieve my username. Screen states, it can’t verify my information. Can you help me? Anyway to reset your information so I can create an account?

    • Vonda

      Hi Paul, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties creating 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.

  6. Jane Lawrence

    I need the 1099 for my Aunt’s taxes. She passed away 1/7/21 and I cannot get into the Socialsecurity.gov with her information to retrieve that. I have been holding on the line for several minutes (30) and was cut off once. Can you help me?

  7. Victoria Hudson

    I am trying to set up an account but it won’t take any user name that I create?? How do you even get signed up

    • Vonda

      Hi Victoria, thanks for using our blog. Sorry to hear you are having difficulties creating 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.

  8. Barbara P Gordon

    how do I get the letter issued at the end of 2020 stating how much social security I’ll get in 2021 and what my month deductions will be for my medicare premium and my deduction for voluntary tax

    • Vonda

      Hi Barbara, thanks for reading our blog and for your question. We mailed the COLA notices throughout the month of December to retirement, survivors, and disability beneficiaries, SSI recipients, and representative payees. You can also securely view and save the Social Security COLA notice online via the Message Center inside your my Social Security account . If you don’t have an account, create one today.

      If you’re unable to obtain the COLA notice, 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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