The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Therefore, at the request of the Social Security Administration, effective immediately, U.S. Embassy Baghdad American Citizen Services and U.S. Consulate Erbil can no longer accept telephone calls, emails, or walk-in consultations regarding Social Security issues.

Please be advised that individuals residing in Iraq who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit located in Jerusalem, Israel.  If you are already receiving Social Security Administration benefit payments, there will be no change in the method of receiving those payments.    

For more information or any questions about the services provided at the Federal Benefits Unit in Jerusalem and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. You can also reach them at +972-2-630-4031, on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Jerusalem time), or by email at  

For comprehensive information on the Social Security Administration’s services abroad, please visit the SSA’s webpage, “Service Around the World.”