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.
What You Need To Do
Please complete (1) on the enclosed “Supplement to Claim of Persons Outside the United States.” We need this so we can decide if we can still pay you benefits while you are outside
the U.S. Please use the enclosed envelope to return the form to us.
Your benefits will be stopped if we do not receive the completed form within 60 days.
Your Benefits While You Are Outside the U.S.
Certain things affect your benefits while you are outside the United States. For example:
We may not be able to pay you benefits if you are not a U.S. citizen and are outside
the U.S. for more than 6 months.
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.
Unless you are a U.S. citizen or a resident of the U.S., Canada, Egypt, Germany, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Romania or the United Kingdom, we must withhold a Federal income
tax from your benefits. If you are a citizen and a resident of India, all or part
of your benefit can be exempt from this Federal income tax if the benefits are based
on Federal, State or local government employment. Let us know if you change your address
again because it may change tax liability.
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