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Old 05-01-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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US economy and jobs market is still bad. I can live off of SSDI and stay in our Quezon City house rent free. After my mom died, I stayed in the Philippines for 7 weeks. I ate as much fast food and good home grocery cooking as much as I wanted - total bill for food 1 month = 11,700 pesos = $265

Will there be a problem with the Philippines or US government if I stay 8 months there?

Edit: I found the solution at the Philippines US Consulate website - former Filipino citizens can stay 1 year if they provide a birth certificate showing they were born in the Philippines.

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Wait and still get US social security payments??
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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US economy and jobs market is still bad. I can live off of SSDI and stay in our Quezon City house rent free. After my mom died, I stayed in the Philippines for 7 weeks. I ate as much fast food and good home grocery cooking as much as I wanted - total bill for food 1 month = 11,700 pesos = $265

Will there be a problem with the Philippines or US government if I stay 8 months there?

Edit: I found the solution at the Philippines US Consulate website - former Filipino citizens can stay 1 year if they provide a birth certificate showing they were born in the Philippines.
if you used to be a citizen, you can get dual citizenship
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:32 PM
 
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Factual answer: If you are a naturalized citizen, you can still opt for dual citizenship and stay in PH indefinitely.

Just a thought: Such a shame - -flaunting you will be receiving SSDI w/o the intention of finding a job. Yes, you worked for it to a certain extent but still.

Go find a friggin job.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I don't want to loaf off and just live on SSDI in the Philippines. I actually do want to work. I've been unemployed since Aug 15, 2008 and companies are discriminating against me for being unemployed long. I have to put two lies on my resume to look like I worked. I never wanted to loaf off SSDI. I got my BSME degree from a top 6 university with the hope of getting a good job and a wife one day. But I go paranoid and lost a great job because of this disability.

I don't know the complications of dual citizenship yet. I have to look at the Philippine Consulate website more.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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I don't want to loaf off and just live on SSDI in the Philippines. I actually do want to work. I've been unemployed since Aug 15, 2008 and companies are discriminating against me for being unemployed long. I have to put two lies on my resume to look like I worked. I never wanted to loaf off SSDI. I got my BSME degree from a top 6 university with the hope of getting a good job and a wife one day. But I go paranoid and lost a great job because of this disability.

I don't know the complications of dual citizenship yet. I have to look at the Philippine Consulate website more.
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Jesse69- With a BSME I'm sure you can land a job in the Philippines...but consider that you would be competing with all those BSME grads vying for whatever available jobs they can get. I have a nephew in the Philippines with two Bachelors degrees...one in IT and another in Business Admin...and works in a call center. What a waste of talent! He said he has been trying to get something more in line with his education and training..but no luck. Apparently, not having the connections (in the right places) to get the right job is still prevalent in the country.

It's not a shame to be on SSDI so don't let anyone intimidate you about getting a job. Go there on a Balikbayan visa (you were born there, right?)...you have a entire year to stay. A few months before the visa expires...take a short vacation in Guam (3 hours' flight from Manila)...a US TERRITORY...(it's just like going back to the U.S.)...and your passport will be stamped as having departed the Philippines...and arrived in the U.S. (Guam, a U.S. Territory); thus becoming eligible again for another Balikbayan visa...another year. But check it out...I think the only requirement to qualify for a new entry visa is to leave the country. I don't think there is a length of time specified for you to be out of the country (Philippines). A cousin told me...just before his one year visa expires...he flies to Hong Kong, stays for a weekend...and flies back to Manila to start his one year stay all over again.

But then...you've got this matter with SSA to clear up. You don't want to jeopardize your SSDI entitlement by staying outside the U.S. past the specified period of time. Check with SSA...is residing in Guam considered living in the U.S.? Best to be sure. Technically, you don't need a U.S. Passport to enter Guam...that means it's the same as being in the U.S., right? But of course, when you catch a plane from Continental US...to go to Guam, they require that you show a U.S. Passport...because many of the flights flying in and out of the Continental U.S. fly to & from foreign countries. And you do need to show a U.S. Passport to get back to the U.S. from any place in the Pacific...even coming from Hawaii.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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Default How Long Can I Visit the Philippines Without Problems?

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Wait and still get US social security payments??
Apparently, it is possible to receive SS payments in the Philippines. Two cousins who retired with U.S. government returned to the Philippines and receive their SS retirement there...along with their Federal service retirements. But there seems to be a confusion about this entitlement. When my wife and I visited the SS office recently, we were advised that should we leave the U.S. for more than 6 months...there is some kind of tax we have to pay. She did not elaborate on this...so we'll have to research that further. I know several people who returned to the Philippines to retire continue receiving their SS pension. If anyone out there knows...please chime in and share what you know with the forum.

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