A beneficiary abroad may use a U.S. mailing address when the beneficiary:
Has a representative payee in the United States; or
Will be abroad for 3 months or less.
NOTE: If the representative payee is in the United States and the beneficiary is not, development
must be initiated per GN 00502.105 to determine if the representative payee continues to be in the best interest of
The beneficiary must keep SSA advised of his/her actual residence address at all times. This is necessary to
facilitate beneficiary contact and possible future foreign enforcement actions.
A 240 listing code (Use of U.S. Mailing Address By Beneficiaries Residing Outside the U.S.) must be
prepared for any beneficiary who resides outside the U.S. and maintains a U.S. mailing
address. This listing code is not required for APO/FPO addresses.