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Reinstate your Federal Benefits' payments
January 31, 2024

You did not get your February Payment?

If you did not get your February payment, your benefits have been suspended because we did not timely receive your Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire.

To reinstate the benefits, 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, you will need to send 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.  You will need to verify the status of delivery with the tracking number provided by your shipping company. After we receive your form, benefits will be reinstated in approximately 7 business days.

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.