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Old 08-18-2019, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Look up the social security office phone number and call it and ask. If this is fraud you would not want to call a number they gave you.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:05 PM
 
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You've been living in Denmark for 20+ years and are still entitled to US disability benefits???????

And for more than 50years?


How did you work while on disability? You posted you retired in your 70s....
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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What if you qualify for benefits in both countries? SSA dings your benefits in another country even if you qualify for them?
The US taxes on a worldwide income even if you live in another country and are never coming back- you must declare your worldwide income: earnings, rental income, interests, etc, etc.
Some countries signed a special treaty with the US to avoid double taxation, where one can get credit for some taxes paid to other countries where one actually resides.
The only way to figure this out - one must file taxes in the US
If your country of residence does not have such treaty with the US- you may owe money to the IRS.
The US citizen must file taxes in the US
The only solution is to renounce your US citizenship...if you don’t want to pay. It costs money to do that too.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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Depending on the OP residential status in Denmark he could have been entitled to receive some payments and supplements as a pensioner just due to his/her age/ income as everyone else in there.
He/she could have worked in Denmark part time, etc.
We can not speculate, but the advice is to come “ clean” with the IRS and SS agency in the US.
https://www.pensionfundsonline.co.uk...ofiles/denmark
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:52 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You've been living in Denmark for 20+ years and are still entitled to US disability benefits???????

And for more than 50years?


How did you work while on disability? You posted you retired in your 70s....
HMMMM???

Maybe he pissed someone off and they rat'ed him out.
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:35 AM
 
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for all disability knows he is dancing in the streets all cured , with his friend the doctor just signing off on the forms .
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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The US and Denmark have an agreement to coordinate on benefits. You can find some guidance on the provisions here: https://www.ssa.gov/international/Ag...nmark.html#wep
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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The letters are coming from the Office of Central Operations
They are withholding "overpaid social security benefits". I have been receiving benefits since 1967! The cuts are very large.
I am told to contact the Inspector General's Fraud Hotline, if I have questions. Fraud?
What's going on? Has anyone else received any of these letters.
I'm confused in another post you said you have been receiving benefits since 2013.

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Thanks everyone for responding. I am 70. I just started collecting benefits, but my current wife is only 60. We have been married for 15 years. I have a lovely ex-wife (US citizen, collecting her own social security, age 69) to whom I was married for 25+ years.

My new question is: are they both eligible to collect 1/2 my benefit (when the latter reaches retirement age)?

For all I know, my first wife is already collecting benefits. I haven't asked her and i think it would be hurtful to our current relationship to do so. We have a good relationship, but I don't want to touch off any "old tapes", as we both have worked hard to overcome our anger for many years.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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Well, they are not asking for money or property. They did not ask for any identifying numbers and you got a letter not a phone call. You can always call the regular SSA phone line for an explanation. Have your letter with you when you call so they can get any information they need off of it. If it is a fraud, they may have you send it in to them.

Have you read the entire letter for any type of explanation? Only ask because I used to answer questions on the IRS line and many did not find the info on the second page or read the whole thing.
This is way OT, and I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but what you said reminds me of an incident of mine way back in Middle School.


We had an assignment in English class, it was something like page 10, exercise A. Ok, I did all the problems on page 10, exercise A. A rather annoyed teacher caked me in for detention, for not completing the assignment. Turns out Exercise A continued on the next page! I didn't turn the page to see that! So I spent about 30 min in after-school detention to finish the assignment. From that point on, I learned to turn the page over to see if whatever was continued! A life skill!
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: SW US
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disability changes make sense

To me it doesn't make sense since this refers back to 1967. It seems like it could be a fraud. Call SS and do not use any number given in the letter.
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