TN 35 (09-98)
NL 00703.293 Domestic-To-Foreign Change Of Address — SSA-21 In File —Exception To Alien Nonpayment Provision Met-Direct Deposit Not Involved —Alien Tax Withholding Involved
Document Identifier: E3293
A. EXHIBIT LETTER
We have changed your address in our records, as you asked. Your check will be delivered later in the month because of the distance and special handling involved.
Tax Withholding From Your Benefits
Since you are living outside the United States and are not a U.S. citizen, we have to withhold U.S. Federal income tax from your benefits. We will withhold this tax beginning with the benefits you will receive in (1) . The enclosed booklet explains more about this tax withholding. Let us know if you change your address, since it may change tax liability.
Your Benefits While You Are Outside the U.S.
Certain things affect your benefits while you are outside the United States. For example, if you are under full retirement age and work more than 45 hours in any month, you may not be eligible to receive benefits, no matter how much you earn.
We have enclosed a booklet to give you more information about things that affect your benefits while you are outside the United States. It also explains what you must report to us and how to report. Please read the booklet carefully.
If You Have Any Questions
If you have any questions, you should contact one of the offices shown in the booklet. You may also write to the Social Security Administration at the address shown above. Please be sure to include your claim number if you do write. However, if you visit an office, please take this letter. It will help the people there answer your questions.
SSA Pub. No. 05-10137
B. REQUESTING INSTRUCTIONS
Send this notice when:
a beneficiary reports a change of address to a foreign country,
SSA-21 is in file,
an exception to the alien nonpayment provision is met,
direct deposit is not involved, and
benefits are subject to the alien withholding tax.
month/year withholding begins
C. TYPING INSTRUCTIONS
Use Form SSA-L2000-C2 (Universal Notice) and follow the notice standards. Information for this notice will be shown on Form SSA-573.