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Social Security 
General Inquiries and Contact Information  
Affordable Care Act

Social Security

The Social Security Administration (SSA) now offers online services which make it easier to apply for and manage your benefits:

The Ankara U.S. Embassy, including its consulates and the Izmir Consular Agency, is a non-claim taking post for Social Security matters. However; we can help you transfer your claims to the Athens Federal Benefits Unit on the following subjects:

  • Change of address
  • Retirement claim
  • Replacement of missing checks
  • Reporting the death of a beneficiary
  • Social Security Number applications
  • For general information on Social Security Retirement, Survivor, Disability and Medicare please see: Understanding the Benefits

General Inquires and Contact Information

Social Security Administration               
Website: Social Security Administration

Office of International Operations
P.O. Box 17758
Baltimore, MD 21235-7758
Telephone: 410-965-9398 (if claim had been filled)
Telephone: 410-597-1800 (if receiving benefits)
Fax: 410-597-1800

Federal Benefits Unit Athens
U.S. Embassy Athens
Telephone: 30-210-720-2426
Website: Athens Federal Benefits Unit
Fax: 30-210-720-0509

OPM/ Retirement Operations Center     
Website: OPM/Retirement Operations Center

Mail Management Center
P.O. Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017-0045
Telephone: 724-794-2005
Fax: 724-794-1112

VA Regional Office-Foreign Claims                  
Website: VA Regional Office-Foreign Claims

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Tel: 412-395-6272
Fax: 412-395-6057
Email: vavbapit/ro/

Rail Road Retirement Board                   
Website: Rail Road Retirement Board

844 N. Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2092
Telephone: 312-751-4500
Fax: 312-751-7136

Affordable Care Act

For a discussion of the Affordable Care Act, please see U.S. Department of State’s website.