Federal Benefits Contact

The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) will be exceptionally closed

from July 29 to August 9, 2019. 

The FBU Office will not receive the public or take telephone calls on those days. 

For an urgent matter please send an email to FBU.Paris@ssa.gov

Most of the answers to your questions can be easily found on the SSA’s website or by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions. If your question has not been answered, please see our contact information options.  We will reply to your message within 15 days. Please do NOT send a follow-up email or call before this delay. Thank you for your understanding.

Reminder: Appointments are accepted only for Social Security number applications. Appointments for reasons other than social security numbers will be refused.

We only receive the general public by online appointment when a personal interview is mandatory.  All other services/assistance are handled by letter, email, or telephone.

Only first time SSN applicants, aged 12 and above, are required to appear at the U.S. Embassy in person.  The documents required to file for SSN are listed on the Embassy website pages.   Incomplete applications will be rejected.