If I decided to return to my country,do I have to be in American to get Social Security Benefits

Q) I am 62. Do I have to apply for my Social Security Benefits. If I decided to return to my country,do I have to be in American.- country of residency -INDIA.

A) You do not have to be in America to receive your Social Security retirement benefits.

According to Social Security Administration – You can apply for your benefits 3 months before you turn 62 if you want your payments to start at that age.

Throughout the world, there are a number of American embassies and consulates who have specially trained personnel that provide a full range of Social Security services, including the taking of applications for benefits. By locating your country of residence via the link below, you can access information on the Social Security-trained U.S. embassy or consulate that provide services for that country: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/foreign/foreign.htm




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