If a US citizen wants to move abroad, can they collect Social Security benefits and are their certain time limitations?

Published: June 11, 2024

Original question: Is there a period of residency or presence in the USA requirement for US Citizens to continue receiving benefit?

Hi there,

If a US citizen earned Social Security benefits, they can visit or live in most foreign countries and still receive those payments.

The SSA has a Payments Abroad Screening Tool that you can use to learn more details about specific country rules.

For personalized assistance, schedule a call with an RSSA here.

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