Federal Benefits

The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait does not have a Federal Benefits office or a representative at post.  Many applications for benefits may be submitted online through the respective agencies.  Please check the following websites for the most up-to-date information or for direct inquiries:

Social Security

Recipients of Social Security and other Federal Benefits:

The Social Security Administration strongly urges you to sign up for direct deposit. Direct deposit is a simple, safe, and secure way to receive your benefits while residing in many countries outside of the U.S.  If you are already receiving benefits, you can obtain a password and start or change Direct Deposit online. You can also sign up at your bank or at http://www.ssa.gov/deposit/.

For additional information on social security, please click here.


Medicare benefits are not available outside the United States. More information about Medicare is available here.


For information on taxes, please click here.