Check With Social Security Before Traveling Outside United States
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Are you retired and thinking of traveling outside the United States? Or maybe even relocating? If you are, Social Security has a special website you should visit first. It’s called “Social Security Payments Outside the United States.” Here you can find answers to such questions as “Will my Social Security payments be affected? Do I have to let Social Security know I’m out of the country? What happens if I need to contact Social Security while I am overseas?” The website features a “Payments Abroad Screening Tool.” It asks you a few short questions to determine if your payments can continue. So if you are retired and plan to travel or relocate outside the United States please plan on first visiting www dot social security dot gov slash international slash payments.