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Anyone A Us Citizen Receiving Ssd Living In Philippines?

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

 

Sounds like a plan. I will send you a private message with my cell phone number so you can contact me after you arrive. We can plan on short notice from you. Looking forward to meeting you and your wife.

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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.

Sorry about the hijack but your info isn't quite correct Thomas... Any Canadian pension we have paid into has to be paid out. Now when we get into provincial funds and allowances or just plain federal allowances, those they can reneg on. Allowances are and only ever will be an allowance and not an entitlement.

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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.

Sorry about the hijack but your info isn't quite correct Thomas... Any Canadian pension we have paid into has to be paid out. Now when we get into provincial funds and allowances or just plain federal allowances, those they can reneg on. Allowances are and only ever will be an allowance and not an entitlement.

I did only claim that DOCUMENTARY said so  :)

That Canadian had fooled the Filipin family-in-law he is a millionaire, but from what the documentary maker (=his daughter) said it seem he is even far from millionaire in pesos...   :)   have income LESS than most Canadians. So i suppouse he only get the later of the retirement pay you wrote.

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Hi Anthony,

 

Did you find out if your SSD (Social Security Disability) reevaluation can be done in the Philippines or do you have to return to the USA for that?

 

I have 2 friends from Belgium who are living in the Philippines. By Belgium law if a Belgium is receiving a monthly payment from the government that person is required to maintain an address in Belgium. One friend has regular retirement and is using his daughter's address in Belgium as his address, therefore he hasn't been required to return to Belgium for over 3 years now. The other friend's address was an apartment he was living in so he must return to Belgium once every year to reestablish a new address. Also, his retirement is based on a disability so he must be reevaluated every year in Belgium by a Belgium doctor. Address verification and reevaluations are done in December of each year. This past December he didn't return to Belgium so his disability benefit was cut off. He's back in Belgium now trying to get disability benefits again.

 

Every country has different laws and rules so what applies to one country may not apply to yours.

 

US citizens are not required to maintain an address in the US in order to receive monthly SS or SSD payments.

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FYI: I was in the process of trying to get information and update my status with the US Embassy in Manila, and their auto-email-reply had some really important, and very detailed (+ up to date as of Jan. 2015), information below

 

ACS InfoManila (ACSInfoManila@state.gov) auto reply:

If your inquiry pertains to matters concerning the American Citizens Services, such as U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarials, legal capacity to marry and emergency situations of U.S. citizens in the Philippines, you will receive a reply within three to five (3-5) business days.
 
However, you will not receive a response from this address if your concern pertains to visa issues and matters concerning the Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG). Please consult the following websites or contact information to obtain answers to your queries:
 
a)      For questions related to Social Security benefits, please contact the
      Social Security Administration

      Email: FBU.Manila@ssa.gov<mailto:FBU.Manila@ssa.gov>
      Website: www.ssa.gov<http://www.ssa.gov>
      Tel: Phone: (632) 301-2000
 
b)      For questions related to Veteran Affairs benefits, please contact the
Department of Veterans Affairs

      Website: http://www.va.gov<http://www.va.gov/>
      E-mail inquiries:  https://iris.va.gov
      Tel: (632) 550-3888
 
c)      For questions related to the Veteran Affairs – Outpatient Clinic, please contact them at
      Website:  http://www.va.gov<http://www.va.gov/>
      E-mail inquiries:  http://iris.va.gov<http://iris.va.gov/>
      Tel: (632) 318-8387
      Pharmacy: (632) 318-8311
 
d)      For questions related to visa, immigration and petition matters, please contact the following offices:
 
      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
            Website: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
            Email: mphinquiry.cis@dhs.gov<mailto:mphinquiry.cis@dhs.gov>
            Tel: (632) 301-2000, ext. 2224;
      Immigrant Visa Unit
      Website: http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3023.html
      Email: IVManilaReplies@state.gov<mailto:IVManilaReplies@state.gov>
      Tel: (632) 301-2000, ext. 2037
      Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
      Website: http://manila.usembassy.gov/nonimmigrant-visa.html
      E-mail: ConsManilaNIV@state.gov<mailto:ConsManilaNIV@state.gov>
      Contact No: (632) 301-2000, ext. 2104
 
e)      For questions related military dependent cards and matters involving active military personnel in the Philippines, please contact:
      Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG)
      Tel: (632) 301-2000 ext. 6327 or 5275
 
Sincerely,

 

American Citizens Services
Embassy of the United States of America  |  Manila, Philippines
Tel: (011) (632) 301- 2000 x 2246 / 2567| Fax: (011) (632) 301-2017| http://manila.usembassy.gov/

 

Find us online at blogs.usembassy.gov/Philippines<http://blogs.usembassy.gov/Philippines>

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if your on ssdi u must see an American doctor once every 6 months

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41 minutes ago, Gary Plant said:

if your on ssdi u must see an American doctor once every 6 months

That isn't completely true. It depends on your disability. My brother had a stroke and he can't walk or use his left arm and he isn't required to see a doctor every 6 months.

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there r American doctors there n I was talking bout for mental issues

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