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If you receive Social Security benefits you may need to complete a Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire (FEQ)
November 14, 2023

If you receive Social Security benefits the Social Security Administration (SSA) mailed you a Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire (FEQ) between June and July 2023. If you did not return the first questionnaire, a second questionnaire was mailed to you on October 17, 2023.  Both questionnaires had instructions to return the form in the envelope provided, to SSA’s processing center in Wilkes-Barre, PA.


You must send your completed questionnaire to SSA by mid December 2023, failing to do this may result in the suspension of your benefits the following year. If you have 90 years of age or more and your benefits are paid through a representative payee, you also need to complete an FEQ.


Do not send a duplicate Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire if you already mailed one in the second half of 2023. If you have not received a FEQ, you must take the following actions:


  • Complete SSA-7162 form  (Pdf-59Kb) if: you receive payments in your own name.
  • Complete SSA-7161 form (Pdf-74Kb) if: you receive payments through a representative payee or are a representative payee.
  • Make sure to include:
    • Social Security Number;
    • Name 
    • Address 
    • Signature (Note: we cannot accept digital or electronic signatures)
    • Date


The Social Security Administration cannot accept this document by email or fax, if you haven’t already returned your form, you will need to mail the original document physically (no copies) to the following address:



Unidad de Beneficios Federales (FBU)

Av. República de Colombia #57

Santo Domingo

República Dominicana

Código postal 10505


The Federal Benefits Unit in Santo Domingo cannot confirm your questionnaire was received and will not respond to inquiries requesting confirmation.  


If you meet the requirements for a questionnaire but your official address on record is the United States you may disregard this message.


Please visit the Regional Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) page for more information or contact the Federal Benefits Unit directly at FBU.Santo.Domingo@ssa.gov for more information.