Last Updated on 07/12/2012
You may contact the Federal Benefit Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest regarding your Social Security benefits or Social Security number issues. Since these cases typically require considerable research, we request that you e-mail us for the best and quickest service.
Phone number Monday through Friday 1:30-4 pm only: +36/1/475-4453.
Consular Section – FBU
Szabadság tér 12
The Federal Benefits Unit provides assistance with Social Security and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, to include the following:
- Filing Social Security claims for retirement, survivors and disability benefits;
- Filing Department of Veterans Affairs claims for compensation, pension, education, survivor and burial benefits;
- Assist beneficiaries of pensions from the Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C. and the Railroad Retirement Board;
- Beneficiary status change transactions, i.e., notice of changes of address, non-receipt of payment, etc.;
- Medicare enrollments and cancellations;
- Earnings record inquiries;
- Appointment of representative payees for incapable beneficiaries;
- Assistance in obtaining birth, marriage, divorce and death records and medical evidence when necessary for claims; and
- Social Security Number Applications: For a first-time applicant, one must submit an original birth certificate as well as proof of U.S. citizenship. A parent may apply for a child under eighteen (18) years of age, in which case, the parent's identification must be verified by a passport or Hungarian ID card. An original marriage and/or change of name certificate must be submitted in change of name cases. All first-time applicants twelve (12) years or older must appear in person at the Embassy. For replacement SSN cards, a U.S. passport is generally sufficient for re-application.