Social Security & Federal Benefits

Service Area

The London Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) provides services for the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Personnel Management, Railroad Retirement Board, Medicare, and Department of Labor.   The largest program is the Social Security Administration.

The FBU London provides assistance to over 44,000 beneficiaries throughout the UK, and the following countries in Africa: Botswana, Ghana, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Other support in these countries is provided by the local U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

If you reside in Belgium or Luxembourg, please direct your inquiry to the Federal Benefits Unit in Dublin, Ireland.

The Federal Benefits Unit is unable to answer inquiries related to visas, passports, IRS, Selective Service Registration, voting or other non-federal benefit issues.   Please see the Embassy Sections and Agencies for assistance in contacting the correct department.

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