Social Security News
Seniors can replace Social Security
1099s Online with Personal Account
Agency expands online services and
promotes use of my Social Security Accounts
2, 2015 – Seniors who lose their SSA-1099 form from Social Security
before they need it for their income tax filing can now “quickly and
easily” obtain a replacement from the agency’s website using their my
Social Security account, according to a news release issued today.
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting
Commissioner of Social Security announced the agency is expanding the
online services available at
"I am proud of our continued
efforts to make it even easier for people to do business with us in a
way that’s convenient for them, from the comfort of their home, office,
or a library," Colvin said.
"Beginning this tax season, any
Security account holder who misplaces their
original SSA-1099 will be able to request an instant replacement from
our menu of online services."
Social Security sends SSA-1099s
each January to everyone who receives Social Security benefits. It shows
the total amount of benefits paid in the previous year and is used for
Previously, people who lost their
SSA-1099 had to call or visit a Social SSecurity office to get a
replacement or request one be mailed to them. With this new online
service, people now only need to create a
Security account, or log into their existing one.
Once there, they can view and print their SSA-1099 or request to have a
new one mailed to them—all online.
The agency promotes
is a secure, online account people use beginning in their working years
and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security
benefits. Once the account is created, it is used by people who are
working to keep track of their earnings and to get estimates of future
benefits. People already receiving benefits manage them with their
account - changing their address, starting or changing direct deposit,
getting a benefit verification letter, and more.
In addition to those existing
services, beneficiaries will now be able to immediately get their
SSA-1099 replaced without needing to call or visit an office and often
wait for a replacement form in the mail.
"Setting up a
Security account is quick, easy, and secure; plus
it’s a great way to do business with Social Security," says Colvin.
"That’s why more than 16 million
people have already taken advantage of our award-winning online services
and experienced the new features available with their own accounts."
Security account is created every six seconds.
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