Social Security Administration (SSA)
Proof of life -social security administration
January 27, 2014
The Social Security Administration recently informed us that there are still over 200 Social Security recipients residing in Panama who have not returned their proof of life form. In June of each year these forms are sent to the mailing address recipients have on record with the SSA. A second request is mailed in October. If you have not yet returned your proof of life form, please contact the Federal Benefits Unit immediately at Panama-FBU@state.gov. The Social Security Administration will start suspending benefits effective with the payment dated February 3, 2014.
If you are receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration and wish to know if you are required to complete the proof of life form this year, or if you wish to obtain a blank form, please visit http://panama.usembassy.gov/ssai.html.
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Below, please find a list of some of the services we provide on behalf of the SSA.
Please note that the “my Social Security” application is not available for people residing outside of the United States with an overseas mailing address.
- Applications for retirement, disability, wife/husband, child, widow(er) and lump sum death benefits
- Requests for Social Security Card (new or replacement)
- Enrollment in the International Direct Deposit Program (IDD)
- Request for a Social Security statement
- Change of address
- Enrollment in Medicare Parts A and B (Medical and Hospital Insurance)
- Cancellation of Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) Medicare does not cover health services outside the United States. It is available only in the United States.
- Representative payee applications
- Help complete the annual Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire (Proof of Life Form)
- Events that must be reported immediately to the Social Security Administration
- Estimate your retirement benefits
- Request a proof of income or benefit verification letter