Each year some beneficiaries are required to complete the Form SSA-7161 or SSA-7162 (Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire). The form is sent with a return envelope to the SSA facility in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the form is to ensure SSA has the correct address and phone number on file and that circumstances that may affect payment have been reported.
The forms are mailed in May/June each year. If the completed questionnaire has not been received within 60 days a follow up is sent in September/October. Failure to complete and return the questionnaire will result in the suspension of benefits effective the payment due on or about February 3rd.
The original bar-coded form issued by SSA must be completed and returned. SSA will not accept scans or photocopies of the form.