Many Americans residing abroad – or contemplating moving abroad – are unaware as to what effect living outside the United States will have on their present or future Social Security benefits. The information in this section is designed to offer a basic introduction to the topic, identifying source(s) of further information. An individual's Social Security benefits are influenced by a number of factors; it is always wisest to get specific, personalized attention to one's own particular case. This can often be accomplished online.
Social Secuity Position Papers - These documents outline our position and recommendations on Social Secuity
Social Security and the Overseas American: presents arguments for changing various aspects of the Social Security laws or regulations so that they are more equitable for Americans residing abroad.
Current Regulations/General Information
Social Security FAQ: summarizes some specific factual situations arising while living abroad, and how they impact on an individual's right to Social Security benefits.
General Information about Social Security: outlines the basic requirements for qualifying for Social Security pension, and ways in which it can be affected by living abroad.
Last Updated November 18, 2012