The Consulate's American Citizen Services Unit distributes Social Security and other Federal Benefit checks to eligible recipients living in the Kolkata Consular District. (The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the U.S. Consulates in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai distribute checks for beneficiaries living in their respective consular districts. We usually receive the checks from the Department of Treasury between the 10th and 15th of each month. Although Social Security checks are typically distributed to beneficiaries by mail, you can request to pick up your check by hand.
If you have not received or lost a Social Security check, please inform the American Citizen Services Unit of the Consular Section. We will work with the social security office in Manila to track down the check. E-mail us at kolkataACS@state.gov or call 3984-2400. (When dialing from the U.S., begin by dialing 011-91-33-.)
The Embassy does not process claims for Social Security, but can assist you with forms and other information. Your best source of information on all Federal Benefits overseas. You may also wish to visit the Social Security Administration’s website. The nearest Social Security Administration office, serving East and South Asia (including India) is located at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. You can contact them directly as follows:
The Social Security Administration
American Embassy, U.S. Embassy Building
1131 Roxas Boulevard
Telephone: +63-2-301-2000 and extension 9 for Social Security.
Fax: +63-2-708-9723 & +63-2-708-9714