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Federal Benefits

The U.S. Embassy Bamako represents several Federal agencies and on their behalf provide information and guidance about their programs and services, and by facilitating claims processing and ultimately the payment of benefits to U.S. citizens and other citizens living in Mali.

The Consular Section administers Federal benefit programs on behalf of the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Labor, and the Railroad Retirement Board. 

The Consular Section aids individuals with federal benefit questions, issues, and applications during American Citizen Service (ACS) hours.   

Please find the websites for each specific federal agency that the Consular Section provides services for.  Most of your questions can be answered by visiting the site(s).  

If you require further assistance, please contact

Social Security Administration

Find out what benefits you can apply for, visit:

Department of Veteran Affairs

For detailed information on the VA, visit:

Office of Personnel Management

For information for federal employee benefits, such as retirement programs, thrift plans, and health insurance, visit:

Department of Labor

For information on benefits programs such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and workers' compensation programs, visit:

Railroad Retirement Board

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers comprehensive retirement-survivor and unemployment-sickness benefit programs for the nation's railroad workers and their families. The RRB also administers certain Social Security benefit payments and railroad workers' Medicare coverage.

For information about benefits provided by RRB, visit: