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U.S. Social Security Services Panama City – August 19 – 23, 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Panama City to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security benefits. Where: Center for English Language Immersion (CELI)– Via España, Edificio Cromos, First Floor. When: August 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 8 am to 4 pm and August 23rd from 8 am to 1:30 pm. Walk-in Services – No appointment necessary. First come first served. What to bring for social security services: (please bring legible copies of all documents to be submitted) Applying for Social Security Benefits: Bring originals and one copy of the following for all applicants: Birth Certificate and passport. If applying for auxiliary benefits or survivor’s benefits, please also bring marriage certificate and/or death certificate. SSA Proof of Life Study: In 2019, SSA mailed the questionnaire to beneficiaries receiving their own benefits whose social security number ended in 50 – 99 and beneficiaries over the age of 90 and beneficiaries with a Representative payee. Please bring a copy of your passport and a completedSSA-7162. Social Security Number Card Application: Bring a copy of your valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Birth Abroad or original birth certificate, and completed form SS-5FS. Change of Address for Social Security: Bring your current passport. Medicare Part B Enrollment/Cancellation: To enroll in Medicare, you should complete and sign form CMS-40B. To cancel your enrollment please complete and sign form CMS-2690 The best way to contact the Regional Federal Benefits Office is by using their online contact inquiry form: http://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/fbu-inquiry-form/ To learn more about the services offered by the Regional Federal Benefits Office visit: https://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/ We look forward to seeing you there!
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/