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Old 12-02-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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If I move to Canada will I lose my Social Security?
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Read this:

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10137.pdf
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:53 AM
 
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Nope, as long as you're a citizen of Canada.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:17 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Nope, as long as you're a citizen of Canada.
Totally incorrect.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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Totally incorrect.
I beg to differ. If you have SSI or Supplemental Security Income (which is commonly confused with Social Security), a welfare program, then yes, you lose your benefits.

However, Social Security payments, as in what you receive when you retire, is something that you keep.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I beg to differ. If you have SSI or Supplemental Security Income (which is commonly confused with Social Security), a welfare program, then yes, you lose your benefits.

However, Social Security payments, as in what you receive when you retire, is something that you keep.
The OP asked about Social Security which is commonly accepted by those not confused as referring to Social Security retirement and not SSI. My response was based on not being confused.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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The OP asked about Social Security which is commonly accepted by those not confused as referring to Social Security retirement and not SSI. My response was based on not being confused.
Ok, I'm confused.

She's trying to find out whether or not she'll have her Social Security (assuming that it's retirement, not disability, dependent, or spousal) benefits if she moves to Canada. Based on the PDF that was posted by nightlysparrow and the screenshot that I uploaded, she can move to Canada and still receive her Social Security payments.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Where is the confusion. You said she would not lose her SS benefits, "as long as you're a citizen of Canada". Obviously this isn't correct. Yes, she can collect her US SS benefits outside of the US, including Canada, and the link which nightlysparrow provided explains it all perfectly clearly. She doesn't have to be a Canadian citizen ...
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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IF the original poster is a retired American, who is getting social security pension benefits, they can't "move to Canada ". Canada has rules about who can live here.

A person who is retired and living on a pension, can't move to Canada, and live here, year round. They CAN visit Canada, as a tourist, for a total of 183 days, in any 12 month period of time. The exact SAME rule applies to Canadians, who go to the USA, in the winter time.

In order to live in Canada, on a permanent basis, a person MUST apply and be accepted as a Immigrant, by the Canadian Government. Immigrants must be fully able to work and support themselves, in Canada. Immigrants must be healthy and able to pass a medical examination, in their own country, by a Medical Doctor, who is approved by the Canadian Government. Other regulations about education and actual working skills also need to be met, before approval is granted to come to live and work in Canada.


An American citizen who is a visitor in Canada cannot work, seek work, attend school, use any of our social services programs , or operate a business here. They are responsible for the cost of any medical care that they need, and any prescriptions required are at their cost.

In short, an American citizen is not able to live in Canada, on a year round basis, regardless of their age on income level, UNLESS they have applied for and been granted "Permanent Resident status " by the Canadian Government.

Jim B.

Toronto.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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All the OP asked was a simple question which somehow became very convoluted. Assuming the OP is legally able to move to Canada and live there the simple answer is yes. US Social Security retirement benefits can be collected by the recipient in whatever country they live.
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