In general, the law requires claimants for benefits under Title II of the Social Security
Act and who reside in the United States to present evidence of status as either a
U.S. citizen or an alien who meets the applicable immigration status rules.
Review the master beneficiary record (MBR) and verify that this information is present, current and accurate before initiating the change
of address via the post entitlement PEAD screen.
If the information is missing or incomplete, a foreign to domestic change of address
may bring the CLCZ (Citizenship US and/or Foreign) screen and the CLLP (Lawful Presence)
screen into the path.
Lawful presence also affects Title XVI (SSI) and Title XVIII (Medicare for Uninsured)
but as these benefits are not usually paid to individuals outside the United States
they should not be of issue in a foreign to domestic change of address.
Establishing U.S. Citizenship for All SSA Programs (GN 00303.300)
Authorized Alien Status (GN 00303.400)