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Dublin Federal Benefits Unit
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January 20, 2023

The Dublin Federal Benefits Unit (FBU)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

If you did not receive your monthly Social Security payment this month, your benefits have likely been suspended because we did not receive the annual questionnaire form that was mailed to you.

To reinstate your benefit payments, you will need to print and complete one of the forms listed below.

  • If you are a Social Security beneficiary, please complete Form SSA-7162
  • If you are the Representative Payee for a beneficiary, please complete Form SSA-7161

When completing the form, please ensure that you include your complete name, address, contact number, SSN and sign the form. Once signed, mail the completed form to:

Federal Benefits Unit
U.S. Embassy
42 Elgin Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin
D04 TP03
Ireland

Once we receive the completed form, we will take immediate action to reinstate benefits. Any past due benefits will be directly deposited into your bank account, usually within 7-10 business days.

What benefit programs are covered and what countries are served by the Dublin Federal Benefits Unit?

The Dublin FBU provides services for Social Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Personnel Management and Railroad Retirement Board.

We provide services to residents of Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.  

How do I contact the Dublin FBU?

Federal Benefits Unit
U.S. Embassy
42 Elgin Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin
D04 TP03
Ireland

Appointments for the Dublin FBU

Interview appointments for the FBU are limited. We will arrange appointments for people who require a mandatory in-person interview (e.g. first time Social Security Number (SSN) applicants over age 12) or for urgent inquiries. Most FBU inquiries can be handled by email or mail.

To schedule an appointment, you must send an email to FBU.Dublin@ssa.gov and provide the reason for your request. Please be sure to advise us of your contact telephone number. We will then arrange a date and time for your appointment.

How do I mail original documents to the FBU?

The Dublin FBU mailing address is:

Federal Benefits Unit
U.S. Embassy
42 Elgin Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin
D04 TP03
Ireland

If you submit your documents by regular mail, we will return them to you by regular mail.

If you submit your documents by Registered mail, we will return them by Registered mail. 

Note: The Embassy cannot be held responsible if documents are lost in the mail.

Social Security Online Services

You can now access many services online if you live outside of the United States. Learn more about what you can do with your personal my Social Security account at www.ssa.gov/foreign.