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Message to U.S. Citizens: February 2024 Social Security Benefits
February 1, 2024

If you did not get your February 2024 payment, your benefits have been suspended because we did not timely receive your Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire (FEQ).

To reinstate the benefits, you must take the following actions:

  • Complete SSA-7162 form if you receive payments in your own name.
  • Complete SSA-7161 form if you receive payments through a representative payee or are a representative payee.

Make sure to include the following: social security number, name, address, signature (Note: we cannot accept digital or electronic signatures), and the date.

The Social Security Administration cannot accept this document by email or fax.  Send the original document physically (no copies) to the following address:

Unidad de Beneficios Federales (FBU)
Av. República de Colombia #57
Santo Domingo
República Dominicana
Código postal 10505

The Federal Benefits Unit in Santo Domingo cannot confirm your questionnaire was received and will not respond to inquiries requesting confirmation.  You will need to verify the status of delivery with the tracking number provided by your shipping company. After we receive your form, benefits will be reinstated in approximately 7 business days.

If you are under 90 years of age, receiving benefits on your own and your SSN ends 00 to 49, do not need to send a FEQ at this moment, a from will be mailed to you between June and July 2024.  If you meet the requirements for a questionnaire but your official address on record is the United States, you may disregard this message.

Please visit the Regional Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) page for more information or contact the Federal Benefits Unit directly at FBU.Santo.Domingo@ssa.gov for more information.