State Department is applying big changes on the services it performs on behalf of the Social Security Administration (SSA). In a nutshell, starting on October 1, 2017, posts that do not have a Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) (known as Non Claims Taking Posts, or NCTPs) will cease providing SSA-related services unless the provision of services has been authorized in writing by the Rome Regional Federal Benefits Office (RFBO) that covers Beirut Post.
Therefore, if you reside in Lebanon, and have questions regarding Social Security Administration (SSA) services, you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy.
If you need assistance from FBU Rome, please visit their webpage at:
https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/fbu/ and review the Frequently Asked Questions located on that site.
In order to contact FBU Rome, you may:
- Fill out an inquiry form at http://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/fbu/fbu-rome-inquiry-form/OR
- Mail correspondence to: Federal Benefits Unit, American Embassy, Via Veneto 121, 00187 Rome Italy. (FBU will do its best to respond within 2-4 weeks of receipt.)
For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s “Service Around the World” webpage at https://www.ssa.gov/foreign/
Note: If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.
Service without authorization is only available For any U.S. citizen over the age of 12 applying for a Social Security Number for the first time.
For more information, please call us on 009614543600 or 009614544600 any working Monday, Wednesday or Friday except the last Friday of the month between 14:00 – 16:00