Social Security

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is negatively impacting our Operations.  The Federal Benefits Unit is experiencing great delays and will not be able to respond to your inquires before 30 days.  Please avoid sending multiple emails as this will cause further delays.  We are doing our best to assist everyone in the most efficient manner possible and apologize for the inconvenience.  Thank you.

If you reside in Italy and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Italy. For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at:

For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.

If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.