Federal Benefits and Social Security
Items of Interest
Social Security & Other Federal Benefits:
Mission: The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and Naples assists in obtaining information from the following federal agencies:
Rome Federal Benefits Unit is closed on the last Friday of each month, however, in August 2015, we will be closed on Friday, August 7, 2015, rather than the last Friday of the month. Please send your requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the online form.
Announces a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2015
Social Security Announces a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2015. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015.
You can find details about the new COLA at www.socialsecurity.gov/cola
Medicare Part B premium will be $104.90, the same as it was in 2014. Further information about Medicare changes for 2015 is available at www.medicare.gov
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- Find answers for most of your questions on our frequently asked questions (FAQ).
- Cannot find your answer? Click on FBU Naples or FBU Rome and send an online inquiry. We will respond as soon as possible.
Online Services, available 5:00am EST (11:00am in Italy)
- Apply online.
- Request a Statement.
- Estimate your Benefits.