Your benefits have been suspended because we did not timely receive your Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire.
In order to reinstate the benefits you must take the following actions:
- Complete the SSA-7162 form (Pdf-157Kb) if: you receive payments in your own name.
- Complete the SSA-7161 form (Pdf-484Kb) if: you receive payments through a representative payee.
- Please make sure to:
- include your social security number;
- sign; and
- date the form
Where to send the completed form:
Email a scanned pdf copy of the completed form to FBU.CostaRica@ssa.gov using as subject: FEQ-country where you live-last name of the worker’s record under which you receive benefits (sample: FEQ-Colombia-Perez)
OR FAX it to 506-2291-1032.
Then, mail the original completed and signed form to:
Social Security Administration
Wilkes Barre Data Operations Center
Attention: FEQ Analyst, FEQ Forms 7161-7162
1150 E. Mountain Dr.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702-7997
We will reinstate your benefits within 5 to 10 business days from receiving your e-mail or fax.