How will my foreign pension impact my Social Security benefits?

Full question: I am a 72 year old dual UK-US citizen and draw about $2,000 in US Social Security monthly and pay taxes in the UK on an income of about $60K, including the US social security amount. I still work and I pay into a defined contribution pension scheme valued at about $50K, at…

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I am a French citizen working in the US. What will my retirement look like?

Full question: Hi I am a French citizen working in the US since 2010. I planned to retire from France in June 2030 and then in the US in November 2030 (67 yrs old). Can I claim the French US treaty to “avoid” the WEP?  Hi there! There are many aspects to the Social Security…

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Is there a list of countries I can move to and continue to receive my monthly benefit?

Full question: Hi Martha. I’m 70 live in SC and collect monthly SSA benefits. Is there a list of countries I can move to and continue to receive my monthly benefit? Does it matter whether I become a citizen of that country? Hi there, If you are planning to live outside the United States, the…

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Will my wife be eligible for survivor benefits if she moves back to her country of origin?

Full question: As a U.S. citizen who is eligible for Social Security, would my wife of 7 years, who is a legal permanent resident of the U.S., be eligible for Social Security survivor benefits if she were to decide to move back to her country of origin? Hi there, If your wife qualifies for Social…

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Am I eligible to collect Social Security if I live in Canada, but I worked in the U.S.?

Full question: My Sister lives in Canada, but has worked here in the United States since she was 28 and paid into Social Security. Is she eligible to collect? Hi there, To collect U.S. Social Security retirement benefits, she needs to have earned 40 credits, or quarters of coverage. Only 4 quarters/credits can be earned…

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I only have 29 work credits. Should I create self-earned income to earn the 40 credits?

Full question: Hello. I am 48 years old. I currently only have 29 credits towards my benefits. I live overseas and have been filing my taxes using the foreign earned income exclusion so I almost never pay into the system. Is it in my best interests to create the minimum amount of self-earned income to…

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