The Cuban Assets Control Regulations apply to beneficiaries residing in Cuba after
July 7, 1963.
The Cuban Assets Control Regulations do not apply to the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba unless the remittance is to, or for the benefit of, a national of Cuba.
NOTE: SSA has a specific license to send Social Security checks to beneficiaries living
on the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, who are Cuban nationals, provided that the
checks are sent through the U.S. postal facilities and are cashed on the base.
No restrictions apply to the payment of withheld benefits for beneficiaries who have
left Cuba and reside in the U.S.
If the beneficiary has left Cuba and is in a nonrestricted country other than the
U.S., the amount of withheld benefits paid in any one month may not exceed $100 to
an alien and $1,000 to a U.S. citizen. An additional $1,000 for expenses may be paid
to a U.S. citizen who intends to return to the U.S.