Social Security and Federal Benefits Questions
If you reside in Ecuador and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Santo Domingo. For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/ .
Information on U.S. Social Security enrollment and benefits can be found on the website of the Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/
For general information on SSA services for people living outside the United States, please visit: https://www.ssa.gov/foreign/
The U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil can only provide this service if you never had a Social Security number and are:
- U.S. Citizen
- Over 12 years old
To begin the process please send an e-mail to the location where you would like to apply:
If you are trying to request a SSN for someone that is 12 years old or younger, as well as all other inquiries and requests, you need to contact Regional Federal Benefits Office at Santo Domingo: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/services-we-provide-2/ .
General information on SSA services for people living outside the United States can be found at https://www.ssa.gov/foreign/index.html