The Office of Earnings and International Operations (OEIO) processes and approves
a Power of Attorney request after the Title II beneficiary submits a complete FMS
When checks go to a foreign FI under a Power of Attorney, the address on the Master
Beneficiary Record (MBR) is the foreign FI’s address. All notices go to the FI. To
avoid suspension for failure to complete and return certain forms that we send to
beneficiaries living outside the United States, the beneficiary must arrange with
the FI to pick up the notices.