U.S. Social Security Services and other Federal Benefits Nicaragua – January 28-30, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit located in the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica will visit Managua to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits.

Where:  Consular Section U.S. Embassy Managua –kilometer 5 ½ (5.5) Carretera Sur.

When:  January 28, 29, 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day.

Walk-in Services – No appointment necessary, BUT BE PREPARED TO WAIT.

WHAT TO BRING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES (please bring originals and legible copies of all documents to be submitted):

Applying for Social Security Benefits: Bring originals and copies of the following for all applicants: birth certificate, passport – if applying for auxiliary benefits or survivor’s benefits marriage and/or death certificates as well.

Social Security Administration Proof of Life Study: In 2019, the Social Security Administration mailed the questionnaire to beneficiaries receiving their own benefits whose social security number ended in 50 to 99 and beneficiaries over the age of 90. Please bring copy of your passport and a completed SSA-7162, if you still have your benefits suspended for this reason.

Social Security Number Card Application: Bring a copy of your valid U.S. passport, consular report of birth abroad or original birth certificate and completed form SS-5FS.

Change of Address for Social Security: Bring your current passport.

Medicare Part B Enrollment/Cancellation: To enroll in Medicare, you should complete and sign this CMS-40B and to cancel your enrollment please complete and sign this CMS-1763.

The best way to contact the Regional Federal Benefits Unit is by using their online form: http://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/fbu-inquiry-form/

To learn more about the services offered by the Regional Federal Benefits Unit visit: https://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/

We look forward to seeing you there!

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