Announcement for U.S. Citizens: Consolidation of Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.

Effective immediately, individuals residing in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, or St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Martinique, St. Martin and Anguilla who require Social Security Services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in the Dominican Republic.   For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their web-page at:

You can also reach them Via Email:, by using their online form or by using the following  address:

Federal Benefits Unit
American Embassy
Av. Republica de Colombia # 57
Altos De Arroyo Hondo
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic:

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

Please, be advised that effective immediately, the US Embassy in Barbados can no longer accept telephone calls, emails, or walk-in consultations regarding Social Security issues.

For more information or any questions about the services provided at the FBU in Barbados and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at:

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