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Social Security

The Consulate’s American Citizens Services Unit distributes Social Security and other Federal Benefit checks to eligible recipients living in the Mumbai Consular District. The U.S. Embassy and the Consulates in  Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai distribute checks for beneficiaries living in their respective consular districts. Checks are generally received from the Department of Treasury between the 10th and 15th of each month. Although Social Security checks are typically distributed to beneficiaries by mail, you may pick up your check in person at the Consulate, or request to have funds deposited directly into a U.S. bank account.

If you have not received or lost a Social Security check, please inform the American Citizens Services Unit of the Consular Section at or call 2672-4000. (When dialing from the U.S., begin by dialing 011-91-22-.)

The Consulate does not process claims for Social Security, but we can assist you with forms and other information. Your best source of information on all Federal Benefits overseas can be found here. You may also wish to visit the Social Security Administration’s website at The nearest Social Security Administration office, serving East and South Asia (including India) is located at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. You can contact them directly as follows:

Social Security Division
U.S. Embassy Manila
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Ermita, Manila 0930

Tel: (632) 301-2000 Press 5
Fax: (632) 708-9723 or 708-9714