Social Security

If you reside in Latvia and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Poland. For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at: https://pl.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/

For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.

If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.

All SSA benefits issues for Latvia are handled by the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in the U.S. Embassy Warsaw, Poland. If you require assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Personnel Management, the Railroad Retirement Board or the Department of Labor, you need to contact directly their offices.

The FBU can help you with variety of issues such as:

  • Filing a claim for benefits
  • Applying for a Social Security Number
  • Reporting a change of address
  • Reporting a change of Direct Deposit
  • Reporting a missing payment
  • Reporting the death of a beneficiary

The most efficient method of reaching the FBU is by the Online Contact Form at: https://pl.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/fbu-warsaw-contact-form/

Other contact options include:

Mail:
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Federal Benefits Unit
ul. Piekna 12
00-539 Warsaw, Poland

Telephone: 00 48 22 504 2112

Phone lines are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. except on Polish and American Holidays.

You will NOT need to travel to Warsaw. The FBU will assist you by phone, e-mail, and mail.
NB: The U.S. Embassy in Riga is a “non-claims taking post,” meaning that for almost any Social Security issue, the most we can do if you contact us is refer you to the FBU in Warsaw.