U.S. Social Security and Other Federal Benefits
If you receive Social Security or other Federal Benefits payments and decide to move to Latvia, please report your change of address to your local claims office promptly.
Although you can request that your check be mailed to Latvia, we would suggest that you consider having your check directly deposited to your U.S. bank account and that you use an ATM card to access your account while in Latvia.
If you choose to have your check mailed to you in Latvia, you should be aware that, because of the distance and additional handling involved, you will receive your check later in the month than would be normal in the United States.
You are encouraged to visit the following federal benefits agencies’ websites for online information:
- Social Security Administration
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- VA Foreign Medical Program
- Office of Personnel Management
- Railroad Retirement Board
The regional Federal Benefits Unit is located in Poland. Please see the website of the U.S.Embassy in Warsaw for more information.