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Welcome to the Federal Benefits Unit in Dublin.

Please Note: The Federal Benefits Unit is closed to the public on Wednesdays.

You may contact us in a variety of ways but the most efficient way is by using our online form.

Please also take note of our privacy policy.

The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) provides services for six federal benefits programs outside the U.S. The largest program is the Social Security Administration. The FBU provides assistance to beneficiaries in the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Related Websites

For a list of websites please see below or the feature box on the right:

Social Security Benefit Increase

  • SSA The Social Security Administration has announced that Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 1.7 percent in 2015. Read more here.

SSN Printouts & Verifications

  • Social Security Logo Effective August 1st, 2014 the Social Security Administration stopped providing Social Security Number (SSN) printouts or verifications.  The Social Security card is the only legal proof of an SSN.


Contact Information

  • Email us through our ONLINE FORM

    Telephone - MORNINGS ONLY: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    +353-1-668-8777, ext. 2112

    Fax: Federal Benefits Unit - +353-1-668-7245

    In-Person Inquiries: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, excepting American and Irish Holidays)

    Afternoon Inquiries by appointment only.