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Heures d'ouverture

Les heures de téléphone au public pour les prestations fédérales sont les lundis, mardis et jeudis de 9h à 11h. Nous continuons de répondre par voie électronique. Tous les autres services/assistances sont assurés par courrier email, fax ou téléphone.

Social Security Administration
Federal Benefits Unit


If your Social Security benefits were not paid in March, your benefits have been probably suspended because we did not receive the annual questionnaire form that was mailed to you twice last year 2022.

To reinstate your benefit payments, you will need to print and complete one of the forms listed below.

  • If you are a Social Security beneficiary, please complete Form SSA-7162
  • If you are the Representative Payee for a beneficiary, please complete Form SSA-7161

When completing the form, please include your full name, address, contact telephone number, 9-digit SSN and sign the form. Once signed, mail the completed form to:

Federal Benefits Unit-FEQ
US Embassy
4 Avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris, France

Once we receive the completed form, we will inform the SSA to reinstate benefits. Any past due benefits will be deposited into your bank account. Thank you.

Rendez-vous pour le service et assistance

Appointments are only accepted for Social Security number applications. Only first time SSN applicants, aged 12 and above, are required to appear at the U.S. Embassy in person.

To request an appointment, email FBU.Paris@ssa.gov.  The FBU unit will reply to your email and propose a date and time, usually in the afternoons, for the appointment. 

All other requests for services/assistance are handled by letter, email, fax, or telephone. 

The Federal Benefits Unit cannot provide service to applicants who visit the Consular Section for routine services if they have not contacted the Federal Benefits Unit in advance. 

Answers to most of your questions can be found on the Social Security Administration’s website . You may also wish to view the Frequently Asked Questions. If your question has not been answered, please see thecontact information options.  The FBU office will typically respond to your inquiries within 5 business days. Please avoid sending multiple emails, as this may cause further delays. Thank you for your understanding.