Section 202(t)(1) of the Social Security Act provides that we suspend certain non-U.S.
citizens’ benefits when the beneficiary has been outside the United States (U.S.)
for more than 6 consecutive calendar months. This is the alien nonpayment provision.
However, as provided by section 202(t), some beneficiaries qualify for exceptions
to the alien nonpayment provision.
Citizens of Luxembourg who receive regular U.S. retirement, survivors, or disability
insurance benefits and those who receive totalization benefits meet an exception to
the alien nonpayment provision.
See RS 02610.015 – Status of Countries for Applying Exceptions Based on Citizenship.
NOTE: See GN 01733.145 Exceptions to Section 202(t)(11) Alien Nonpayment Provision for Dependents and Survivors
under the Luxembourg Agreement, for exceptions to the additional U.S. residency requirements
for non-U.S. citizen dependents and survivors.