Federal Benefits Unit
The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) is located in the U.S. Consulate General in Rome and in the U.S. Consulate General in Naples.
Residents in Northern Italy (Valle d'Aosta, Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna), Central Italy (Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzi, Molise, Umbria, Lazio, and Sardinia), and the Republic of S. Marino should refer to FBU Rome, while residents in Southern Italy (Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, and Sicilia) should refer to FBU Naples.
|FBU Rome||FBU Naples|
U.S. Embassy, Consular Section/FBU
via Vittorio Veneto 121
00187 Roma (Italy)
U.S. Consulate General/FBU
piazza della Repubblica
80122 Napoli (Italy)
|Phone: (+39) 06.4674.5929||Phone: (+39) 081.583.8235|
|Fax: (+39) 06.4674.2542||Fax: (+39) 081.761.1804|
|Hours of Operation:
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
|Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
The Federal Benefits Unit administers federal benefits programs from the following federal agencies:
The Federal Benefits Unit processes Social Security Administration claims for retirement, disability and survivor benefits, Social Security number applications, all post-entitlement activities affecting beneficiaries under the various programs, i.e., changes of address, issues involving direct deposit of SSA checks, nonreceipt of check allegations and death terminations.
Now You can Conduct Business via The Internet. See what you can do online on www.socialsecurity.gov when you have an APO/FPO or foreign mailing address:
Apply for benefits:
- Check the status of your application (ask for this when you apply for benefits!)
See if you qualify for benefits:
Estimate for future benefits:
- Use our benefit planners to calculate your retirement, disability and survivors benefits
- Request a Social Security Statement
If you get benefits:
- Get a replacement Mediacare card
- Request a Proof of Income letter
- Get a Form 1099/1042S(Social Security Benefit Statement)
Also visit the Retirement Estimator webpage to find information on benefits you can expect to receive based upon contributions to Social Security.
If you would like information on how to apply for social security retirement benefits, or for instructions on how to replace, correct, or change your name on your Social Security Card, see the "How To Apply" webpage on the Social Security Administration (SSA) website. This website also tells you what kind of identification you need to send along with your application form, and has a downloadable "Application for Social Security Number" (SS-5) form.
The Federal Benefits Unit handles Department of Veteran Affairs
(DVA) survivor claims, educational benefits, compensation and pension
The Department of Veteran Affairs website offers the Federal Benefits Manual for Veterans and Dependants (2006), details of benefits available, and downloadable benefits forms.
The Office of Personnel Management website offers information for federal employee benefits such as retirement programs, thrift plans, and health insurance.
The Department of Labor website offers information on benefits programs such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and workers' compensation programs, (Black Lung, FECA, Longshore).
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers comprehensive retirement-survivor and unemployment-sickness benefit programs for the nation's railroad workers and their families. The RRB also administers certain Social Security benefit payments and railroad workers' Medicare coverage.