Eligibility and Application for Social Security Benefits

Note: Appointments are required for Social Security/Federal Benefits Services.
Please contact the Federal Benefits Unit at FBU.Tokyo@ssa.gov.

For general information on eligibility for Social Security retirement, disability and survivor benefits, you can always visit the Social Security Administration (SSA) website.

Specific eligibility requirements and application procedures for Social Security benefits vary depending upon how long you worked in the United States.

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Please contact the Federal Benefits Unit at FBU.Tokyo@ssa.gov for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please also see our Social Security FAQ for answers to some of the more common benefits questions.