Social Security & Living Abroad
These days it is more common than ever for a person to travel across the globe-either for vacation or to live in another country permanently. If you are one of these people, Social Security offers a special website: “Social Security Payments Outside the United States.”
The website features all you need to know about Social Security while living abroad. You can find it at www.socialsecurity.gov/international/ payments.html.
If you’re in the planning stages of moving to another country, you may want to check out our “Payments Abroad Screening Tool.” It will ask you a few short questions and will let you know whether your payments can continue. It may make a difference in your decision to live abroad.
The page also offers links to publications, such as Your Payments While You Are Outside The United States, which explains how your benefits may be affected and other important information you need to know about receiving Social Security benefits while outside the country.
In the top, right corner of the page, you’ll find important information on how to contact Social Security when you are abroad-to ask questions, make requests, or report events and changes that may affect payments.
Whether you’re stateside or abroad, you’ll want to pay a visit to www.socialsecurity.gov/international/ payments.html.