Social Security Administration

Please be informed that in light of current circumstances with COVID-19 Virus, all in office appointments scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 until further notice for the Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security Administration) are cancelled.

We encourage you to monitor our website for information on when you can reschedule your appointment.

Unfortunately, during this time, we will NOT be able to view and reply to our incoming regular postal mail or receive telephone calls.

Please do not send original documents by postal mail during the COVID 19 confinement period

As of Tuesday, March 17 we will only be able to view and reply to our emails sent to

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


Suite à l’épidémie de COVID-19, le service de Federal Benefits Unit (Sécurité Sociale Américaine) n’est plus en mesure de recevoir le public du 18 Mars jusqu’à nouvel ordre.  Durant cette période tous les rendez-vous sont annulés.  Nous vous conseillons de consulter notre site internet régulièrement pour savoir quand notre service pourrait vous recevoir à nouveau.

Pendant cette période notre service n’aura pas accès ni au téléphone ni aux courriers postales.

Nous vous prions de ne pas envoyer les documents originaux par la voie postale pendant cette période de confinement.

À partir du 17 Mars 2020, le Federal Benefits Unit ne pourra répondre que aux courriers électroniques (email) envoyés au  FBU.PARIS@SSA.GOV

Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension.


When a personal interview is mandatory we receive the general public by online appointment. Appointments are scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 am. All other services/assistance are handled by letter, email, fax or telephone.  The Federal Benefits Unit will NOT provide service to applicants who visit the Consular Section for routine passport and registration of birth services if they have not contacted the Federal Benefits Unit in advance.

Please visit the U.S. Citizen Services webpages for all other services.

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