Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

I will be moving to Mexico in the coming months but I still have reservations about claiming my social security while residing in Mexico.

Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

Do I need to return to the states every few months? Do I need to keep an address in the U.S?

Any other information you guys have would be a big help.

Greg

Can I still claim my social security if I move to Mexico?

Don Murray – IL Riviera Maya Correspondent

Don Murray

What Glynna said, and no need for periodic returns to the US with a Resident Visa.

 

Jason Holland – IL Roving Latin America Editor

Jason Holland

Ditto what Glynna said. I would add that this is a good resource with information on how certain circumstances might affect someone’s social security payments while abroad: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10137.pdf

 

Suzan Haskins – IL Editor

Suzan Haskins

Yes, you can claim your Social Security benefits no matter where in the world you live. And you can do that in a couple of different ways. You can have it direct deposited into a bank account in the States that you access via ATM withdrawals as you travel. Or you can have it direct deposited into a bank account in Mexico or in almost any other country you might choose to live.

You do not need to return to the States every few months and the government does not require that you keep a US address although there are probably other very good reasons to do that.

 

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