Social Security

U.S. citizens may receive Social Security and other Federal benefits payments while residing in Ukraine.  However, exception requirements must be met to receive Social Security benefits in Ukraine.  Social Security Administration restrictions prohibit direct deposit of funds to bank accounts in Ukraine, or sending your payments to anybody else while you are in Ukraine.  For more information on receiving benefits while overseas, please visit the Social Security Administration website .

If you qualify for an exception, your benefit payments will either be sent to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv or direct deposited in to your U.S. bank account.  Benefit checks sent to the Embassy must be picked up by the beneficiary in person; they may not be mailed to you or picked up by anybody else.  Also, to receive benefits in Ukraine, whether via check or direct deposit, the beneficiary must appear in person at the U.S. Embassy each month.  Failure to do so may result in your benefits payments being stopped. Please contact the American Citizen Services unit  for additional information, or for help in determining whether you may qualify for an exception

Regional Federal Benefits Office

The Regional Federal Benefits Office with responsibility for Ukraine is located at the U.S. Consulate in Warsaw, Poland. This office may be contacted at The Federal Benefits Unit in Warsaw:

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

To obtain information you may also contact us  by
Tel.: +48 22 504 2112 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fax: +48 22 504 2281
Email: fbu.warsaw@ssa.gov

Individuals needing more information about federal benefits are encouraged to visit the following websites: