Social Security FAQs

  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Labor

Send us an email at consularnicosia@state.gov concerning your interest to apply for benefits and provide the following information:

i. Last name and first name

ii. Complete street address

iii. Phone number (mobile and residence)

iv. Social Security number

v. Date of birth

vi. Your question

Immediate Action: Treasury Department will no longer issue paper checks to beneficiaries, therefore a Direct Deposit account should be opened.  Beneficiaries MUST complete the Direct Deposit Form SSA-1199 (PDF 67 KB) at the bank and e-mail to consularnicosia@state.gov or mail the Form SSA-1199 to U.S. Embassy, Consular Section, Federal Benefits Unit, P.O. Box 24536, Nicosia 1385, Cyprus.

Send us an email at consularnicosia@state.gov and provide the following information:

i.  Last name and first name

ii. Complete street Address

iii. Phone number (mobile and residence)

iv. Social Security number

v.  Date of birth

vi. Your request

Send us an email at consularnicosia@state.gov and provide the following information:

i.  Last name and first name

ii. Complete old address and complete new address

iii. Phone number (mobile and residence)

iv. Social Security number

v.  Date of birth

Important Note: If you are moving from the United States to an overseas location i.e. Cyprus, you must complete and sign the Form SSA-21. (Request Form SSA-21 from the Consular Section in Nicosia.)

Immediatley contact this office at 357 22 393939 to report the death of the beneficiary and provide the following:

i. Last name and first name

ii. Social Security number

In order to issue the Report of Death of an American Citizen Abroad, it is required to provide the following:

  1. Original Death Ceritificate
  2. Cause of Death
  3. Original U.S. Passport

Send us an email at consularnicosia@state.gov to schedule an appointment and provide the following information:

i.  Last name and first name

ii. Complete street address

iii. Phone number (mobile and residence)

iv. Social Security number

v.  Date of birth

For information for representatives and their obligations please visit the following website: www.ssa.gov/payee

Follow the link to request the Form SSA-1099/1042S. You will get the letter by mail at your home address that you have registered with the Social Security Administration.

Send us an email at consularnicosia@state.gov and provide the following information:

i.  Last name and first name

ii. Complete street Address

iii. Phone number (mobile and residence)

iv. Social Security number

v.  Date of birth

vi. Your request

For more information about Medicare visit the following websites: www.medicare.gov or http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/medicare.htm

You can request an Earnings record by accessing the following website: www.socialsecurity.gov/statement

Downloadable Social Security Administration forms can be found at the following websites: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/englist.html and http://www.socialsecurity.gov/online

Visit the following site: Estimate your future benefits (planning calculators) http://www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/

Disability Report Form SSA-3368 visit the following link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ssa-3368.pdf (PDF 352 KB)

The Federal Benefits Unit handles Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) survivor claims, educational benefits, compensation and pension examinations, etc. The Department of Veteran Affairs http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Foreign/index.htm website offers the Federal Benefits Manual for Veterans and Dependents (2008), details of benefits available and downloadable benefit forms.

Veterans Affairs Administration

1000 Liberty Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Fax: +1-412-395-6057

E-mail: vavbapit/ro/embassy@vba.va.gov

The Office of Personnel Management website http://www.opm.gov/ offers information for federal employee benefits such as retirement programs, thrift plans, and health insurance.

OPM Mail Management Center

P.O. Box 45

Boyers, PA 16017-0045

Telephone: +1- 724-794-2005

Fax: +1-724-794-1112

E-mail: retire@opm.gov

E-mail us at consularnicosia@state.gov and provide the following information:

  1. Last name and first name
  2. Complete street address
  3. Phone number (mobile and residence)
  4. Social Security Number
  5. Date of birth
  6. Your report

Please note that the monthly Social Security checks are normally received at the beginning of each month.  If you are waiting for your check, please wait throughout the whole month before you e-mail us.