The first question is, "What will be your age in early 2015 when you retire?" While you can start collecting Social Security at age 62, if you can wait until age 66, the benefits are much larger. There are no "clawback" provisions at age 66 years, meaning the Social Security Administration can take back a portion of the benefits if you have earned income before the full retirement age of 66 years.
The second question is, "Did you serve in the military in Vietnam?" Some veterans are unaware that having be assigned to Vietnam entitles the person to disability benefits for life. You don't have to prove the disability. Just being in Vietnam is sufficient to assume that you had been exposed to Agent Orange. The amount is about $400 a month.
The two pensions are Defined Benefits and Defined Contributions. Without going into the complications, if you had worked for a state agency for 10 years, you might be entitled to defined benefits. It might be 3 years with one office, 5 years with another branch and 2 years with a third. So long as the total is 10 or more years, it is worthwhile to find out. Defined contributions includes working for a private company. Even if you never contributed to a 401k plan, retrace your work history because some employers were contributing to a group pension and you might not have been aware there was money being set aside for your retirement. This is especially true when we were younger and retirement seemed so distant.
The other pension is self employment such as a SEP (Self-Employment Plan) or IRA (Individual Retirement Account). Think hard because sometimes we forget.
Check you assets including memorabilia items like baseball cards, collectibles, rifles, guns, etc. They might be worth $10,000, which can provide you a cushion for emergencies. If someone owes you money, now is the time to collect. If they don't have cash, ask for sometime you can convert to cash like an old car or memorabilia.
Lastly, make sure the $1,000 SS estimate does not include Medicare Part B deductions. In 2013, the amount is $104.95 a month automatically deducted from your SS benefits. Medicare is not portable so it is useless to keep paying for Part B if you are residing in the Philippines.