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U.S. Social Security Regional Office in Costa Rica visit to Panama

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U.S. Embassy Panama

Regional Federal Benefits Unit

Outreach in Panama City

 

Representatives from the U.S. Social Security Regional Office, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, will visit Panama City to offer services and receive Foreign Enforcement Questionnaires (FEQ) on December 5 and 6.  

 

WHERE,WHEN, AND HOW:

  

Where: CELI (Center of English Language Immersion, located in Via España, Edificio

Cromos, first floor, in front of Galerías Obarrio (next to Caja de Ahorros, Casa

Matriz). One block from the Via Argentina Metro Station

When: Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6, 2018

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How: Please register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d48aea622a6f85-ssaoutreach3

 

Parking Information:  Please note there is limited parking available, but the Via Argentina Metro Station is nearby.

 

WHAT TO BRING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES (please bring the original and legible copies of all documents to be submitted):

 

 SSA Proof of Life: In June 2018, SSA mailed the questionnaire to beneficiaries receiving their own benefits whose social security number ended in 00 – 49.   Please bring the completed form SSA-7162 and your current passport or cedula.

 

Social Security Benefits: Social Security number of the wage earner and for the applicant, if applicable, birth certificate (copia integra if the applicant was born in Panama) and current passport.  Additionally, bring marriage and/or death certificates if applying for auxiliary benefits or survivor’s benefits.

 

Medicare Enrollment/Cancellation: To enroll in Medicare, you should complete and sign form CMS-40B and to cancel your enrollment please complete and sign form CMS-2690.  You should have your Social Security number and your current Passport. 

 

Social Security Replacement Card: Bring your current U.S. passport and completed form SS-5FS.

 

Social Security Card for a child under age 12: Bring your current U.S. passport for one of the parents and for the child; the child’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad or original birth certificate (copia integra if the child was born in Panama) and completed form SS-5FS.

 

Change of Address for Social Security: Bring your social security number and current passport or cedula.

 

International Direct Deposit Enrollment:  If you wish to enroll or change from bank, please send an e-mail to FBU.CostaRica@SSA.Gov to request the form that you will need to take to the bank of your choice.

 

General inquiries: Please bring your social security number and your current U.S. passport or cedula.  The best way to contact the Regional Social Security Office is by using their online form: http://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/fbu-inquiry-form/ or by sending an e-mail to:  FBU.CostaRica@SSA.Gov.  Please include in your e-mail your complete name, social security number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

 

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

507-317-5000

Panama-FBU@state.gov 

https://pa.usembassy.gov/

 

 

 

 

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