Proof of Life
If you need to establish proof of life and give instructions for Social Security checks to be sent to an authorized party, please follow these instructions:
Draft a letter using the following format (click here)
Please indicate the address where your check should be forwarded:
- Bank in Panama: indicate the name of the Bank.
- To be picked up by an authorized person: indicate full name of the person and cedula number. The authorized person must obtain a card from the Social Security Department entitled “Autorización de Entrega de Cheque”. The card should be completed and signed by you and sent together with a Proof of Life to the Consulate of Panama.
If you can’t come to the Consulate in person, you will need to sign the letter before a Notary Public.
The original letter has to then be mailed to our offices along with a pre-paid envelope, a copy of your cedula, and your social security card.
Once the letter has been received, the authentication process may take from 3-5 business days.
• For more information please go to the following website http://www.css.gob.pa/pmf-pagopensionadosjubilados.html
THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS SERVICE.
THE DOCUMENT OF PROOF OF LIFE SHOULD BE IN SPANISH AND HAS TO BE RENOVATED EVERY 6 MONTHS.