How To Get Your Social Security Benefits Statement

27 May 2011 32 Comments Print This Post Email This Post

Since 1999, American workers have automatically received an annual Social Security projected benefit statement in the mail. In an effort to save money, these statements will no longer be mailed, at least for the period from April through September 2011. The Social Security Administration predicts that in October it will resume mailing annual statements, but only to those who are age 60 or older and not receiving benefits.

Individuals can still access their benefit statement online. You can get a personalized estimate of your future retirement benefits at www.ssa.gov/estimator, but it won't contain as much detail as the physical document you have been receiving.

The agency estimates that it will save $30 million by suspending mailing for the remainder of the government's fiscal year.

  • Harriet Moyd

    I need duplicate social security statements for the year 2011 and 2010. How do I get them?

  • Donna

    i don’t want to know about retirement; I need to know about disability!

  • maria eugenia galan

    I need my social security benefits statement for my 2011 income tax file…….Please assist me because I never received it.

  • VERA

    CAN I PRINT A COPY ON LINE OF MY 2011 1099 FORM?

  • Katie Wash-Batts

    How can I get my form for taes purpose

  • Diane

    I am 69 years old and have been receiving social security. I need to get my 2011 P
    “Form SSA-1099″ Social Security Benefit Statement for my income tax/IRS required form.

  • Walt

    I am 64 yrs old, I need a copy of my 2011 statement from soc. sec. so I can do my taxes before the 15th. Thank you in advance.

  • Char

    How do I get a copy of my earnings for 2011 so I can do my taxes today?

  • george

    how can i get 2011 ssa-1099 statement for taxes

  • JoAnne

    How do I get my Benefits Statement for 2011, so I can do my taxes.

  • John

    I did not recieve an earnings Statement from Social Securiy Adminstration for 2011. How am I to report my S.S. earnings to the IRS.

  • Edgar

    I have misplaced my Benefits Statement Letter from Social Security for 2012. How can I receive a copy of the statement for my records.

  • Amber

    I need a copy of my 2011 social security statement for income tax filing, did the social security really suspended issuing the statement. how can we filing our income tax return? Is it legal ? how can I accumulate my benefit? should I go through my whole year 2011, monthly income checks the social security send me ? I just want to do the right thing, I don’t want the government to put me in jail. I am too old to die in there?

  • Thomas

    I am needing my 2011 Social Security Benefit Statement for income tax filing . . . how or where can get this?

  • mike

    I will be 60 in June. Does that mean I wont get a social security benefits statement untill 3 months before I turn 61?

  • rochelle

    i need a copy of my ssa-1099social security benefit statement for 2011.where i can find it

  • Gerasimos

    I need a copy urgently of my ssa-1099-social sevurity benefit statment for 2010. How do I request that? ASAP. thank u.

  • Gerasimos

    How do I get a copy of my ssa-1099-social sevurity benefit statement for 2010?

  • Joyce

    Don’t I need an end-of-year statement of my social security earnings in order to file my income tax? How can I procure one of these? I’ve always received one in the past. Thank you.

  • JANINE

    I RECIEVE S.S.I & NEED MY S.S.I STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR SO I CAN DO MY TAXES, BUT I NEVER RECIEVE ANY STATEMEMTS. WHAT I ALSO DON’T UNDERSTAND IS IT SAYS ABOVE PEOPLE WHO ARE 60 GET THEIR STATEMENTS MAILED, WELL MY FRIEND IS YOUNGER THAN 60 WHY DOES HE GET HIS MAILED?

  • SinglMom

    Thanks much for publishing this information. I have every benefit statement back to 1999 but was getting panicky when I realized nothing ever arrived for 2011. I’m well under 60 and glad stopping the mailings will save so much, but I rather like being able to track things, for planning purposes. Again, if you hadn’t written this, I’d never know.

  • Sharon

    I need an earning statement history to apply for SSI Disibility. I am under the age of 60. How can I get this information?

  • JoaN

    I AM 60 YEARS OF AGE AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A STATEMENT. MY BIRTHDAY IS IN FEBRUARY AND I SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A STATEMENT SOMETIME IN NOVEMBER. WILL I BE GETTING A STATEMENT?

  • parnell

    i,am trying to get some information on a company (Tidewater) i worked for on the waterfront in the late 70 or 80s.

  • parnell

    i am trying to get a copy of ajob i had some years back.the company name is tidewater.

  • george

    hi lon
    i need a copy of my 2011 ss benefit statement
    so i can get help with my prescription assistance
    can you please help me thank you.

  • Carolynne Nash

    I need a statement of my monthly benefit to take for fuel assistance and there no office in this town anymore

  • Lon

    Hi John,

    Since you are over age 60, you will received a statement in the mail approximately three months before your birthday. Remember you can always go online and get the statement as well.

  • John

    Hi Lon,

    I am nearly 63 years old. Has it been determined for sure that the annual Social Security Statements will be sent out again, and when can I expect to recieve one. Thanks for your time, John.

  • phyllis

    I really just need to get a copy of my ss benefits statement

  • Richard

    I am a disabled Viet Nam vet who is trying to get a copy of my benefit statement so I can get a waiver for my local taxes. I have looked all over the various social security pagges and cant seem to find the information that I need? Can you help me? Thanks

  • Becky

    Since SSA, stopped providing these annual earnings statements, how does a person verify what is reported to SSA?

    I recently found out that someone has been using my SS# for the past 2 years. I have not received a statement from SSA for over 2 years. Now I am trying to find out what is the next step to take. Social Security does not seem interested in helping me. I contacted the company the person was employed with and have been notified they have taken corrective steps and have notified SSA of the problem. This still does not tell me if this person actually has a SS card with my SS number on it.

    Any suggestions?