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U.S. Embassy in Panama

Consular Section: Federal Benefits Unit

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens

May 30, 2017


As part of the Foreign Enforcement Program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will start the process of mailing their "Report to the U.S. Social Security Administration" form, which serves as their “Proof of Life” to the local mailing addresses on record with SSA.  


If you meet any of the conditions below, you are required to comply with this requirement this year:


      Beneficiary with a representative payee or

      Beneficiary aged 90 and over or

      The terminal digits of your SSN end in 50 – 99


As soon as you receive the form, please contact the Federal Benefits Unit to schedule an appointment to complete the form or for instructions on other delivery methods by sending an e-mail to Panama-FBU@State.Gov.


Please note that at this time you can only submit the original form with the bar code sent by the SSA.  It is not possible for you to request a blank form at the Federal Benefits Unit to comply with this process.  


Please note that a second form is mailed in October to those beneficiaries for whom a form was not received by the SSA and they will have until the end of November to submit the form to avoid their benefits being suspended in February 2018.


For more information on services provided by the Federal Benefits Unit you may visit the following link: https://pa.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/federal-benefits-unit/



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25 minutes ago, Bonnie said:

Do you have any reason for believing them to be in error? If so, I can contact the Embassy.

It is correct.  I got this from another website:

If your social security number ends in 00 through 49, your letter will be mailed out in May and June of even numbered years.

If your social security number ends in 50 through 99, your letter will be mailed out in May and June of odd numbered years.

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