Payments Outside the United States

Payments Abroad Screening Tool

This is a tool to find out if you can continue to receive your Title II Social Security payments if you are outside the United States or are planning to go outside the United States. This tool will help you find out if your retirement, disability, or survivor’s payments will continue indefinitely, stop after six consecutive calendar months, or if certain country specific restrictions apply.

Check here to view who this tool does not apply to along with more information on how to apply for benefits and report changes.

If you have questions about your individual claim and you are in the United States, please call or visit your local Social Security office. If you are outside the United States, see our list of Contacts for Services outside the U.S.


Have you been or do you plan to go outside the United States (the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa or the Northern Mariana Islands)?