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Your Payments When You Are Outside The United States - Country List 1


If you are a U.S. citizen, you may receive your Social Security payments outside the U.S. as long as you are eligible for them.

However, there are certain countries to which we are not allowed to send payments.

If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, your Social Security payments will keep coming no matter how long you stay outside the U.S., as long as you are eligible for the payments.

Austria Greece Netherlands
Belgium Ireland Norway
Canada Israel Portugal
Chile Italy Spain
Finland Japan Sweden
France Korea (South)   Switzerland
Germany   Luxembourg United Kingdom Portal to U.S. government agencies Privacy Policy | Website Policies & Other Important Information | Site Map
Last reviewed or modified Thursday Dec 13, 2007
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