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I'm receiving Social Security Disability benefits here in USA and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to move to another country. Everything I've searched online is so confusing. I have a call in to my lawyer but i don't even know if she will know.

I'm so afraid they will stop my benefits and I'll be screwed.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

It's not regular social security , it's social security disability (SSD) . I'm only 44 years old. And I have a neurological condition.

Thanks - Anthony

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I'm receiving Social Security Disability benefits here in USA and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to move to another country. Everything I've searched online is so confusing. I have a call in to my lawyer but i don't even know if she will know.

I'm so afraid they will stop my benefits and I'll be screwed.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

It's not regular social security , it's social security disability (SSD) . I'm only 44 years old. And I have a neurological condition.

Thanks - Anthony

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Don't you know that being a member here may be detrimental to your health....he, he.  Here is the SS website regarding

your concern.  I believe you have to initially register at the social security branch of US Embassy in Manila and maintain

your current residence information and proof that you're still alive and well -- many SS recipient scams in PI:

 

 http://www.socialsecurity.gov/international/payments_outsideUS.html (Payments Abroad Screening Tool).  You can also talk to one of the SS agents

by calling (800)772-1213.  Be patient -- it usually takes about 20 minutes wait time before you actually talk to someone.

You can also leave a call back number.

 

Respectfully -- Jake

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Thanks Jake, I emailed the US Embassy in Manila and I'm going down to the SS office Wednesday to ask in person. Hopefully it's not going to be too complicated. -Anthony

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You won't have any problem collecting SSDI or regular SS retirement if you live in the Philippines but you may want to consider leaving your address in the US if you have mail-forwarding. If you don't have a US address you will be unable to access the My Social Security web site to do things like change of address, direct deposit changes, etc. Everything must be done through the Manila office, either by calling or email. Very hard to get through most of the time.

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Anthony,

 

I was living in the Philippines when I turned 62 so I emailed the Social Security office which is located in the US Embassy in Manila. The lady there set up an appointment by email for the date and time to call me and she took my application over the phone. I receive SS retirement payments every month and once a year receive a questionnaire by postal mail that I must fill out, sign and return by mail to keep my address current and to prove that I'm still alive.

 

The only difference between my SS Retirement and yours is some on SS Disability are required to have periodic reevaluations.  I don't know if that applies to you.  If you are required to have reevaluations then I'm not sure if you can do those in the Philippines or if you have to return to the USA. I was hoping someone living in the Philippines and on SSD would post to give us the details.

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Thanks this is very helpful to me will be there for 7 months starting April 29 in Naga Cebu

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(Concerning some other countries for NOT disabled, but retired:

/Sweden. Are paid to abroad, but if it's outside Europen Union, then NOT geting the GUARANTEE MINIMUM retirement pay, if it's lower than that, but no difference if having higher pay (except tax is counted some different, bader than living in Sweden if having low pay, better if having high.)

/Canada. According to a documentary about a Canadian trying to marry one - to young - Filipina. He had to live 6 months in Canada to get his retirement pay. But he was messy about some other things, so perhaps it isn't true/he know wrong.

 

Many disabled Swedes live in Thailand, but I don't know if they have told the Swedish officials.

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Thanks this is very helpful to me will be there for 7 months starting April 29 in Naga Cebu

 

Naga? Why so close to me? Just kidding, maybe we can meet up some time. There's a nice little hidden resort there by the sea and a nice Filipino lady who organizes a very good buffay dinner most Friday nights. Just let me know if you're interested. I'm sure you would enjoy it. My wife and I went there with some friends for Valentines Day dinner. They have a pool too if someone wants to swim.

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sure my wife is from Naga we bought a house right across the street for her old house 

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