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NL 00703.309 Beneficiary Planning Trip Abroad — 3 Months or Fewer

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Thank you for letting us know about your plans to travel outside the United States. A short trip does not affect your Social Security benefits. While you are gone, we will continue to send your checks to the above address. We assume that you have made arrangements to have the post office or someone take care of your mail.

There are three important things we will need to know about while you are outside of the United States. Let us know right away if:

  • You decide to stay outside of the U.S. for more than 3 months. We need to know this so we can arrange to continue sending your check.

  • You decide to work while outside the U.S.

  • You go into any of the following places: Cuba or North Korea.


If You Have Any Questions

If you have any questions, you should call, write, or visit any Social Security Office. While you are outside the U.S. you may contact (1) . If you visit an office, please bring this letter. It will help us answer your questions.


This letter is used to notify a beneficiary who is planning a trip abroad for 3 months or fewer that the trip will not affect his/her Social Security payments. It also reminds the beneficiary of certain reporting responsibilities.



(1) A. If the beneficiary is going to the Philippines, show:
The Veterans Affairs Regional Office, Social Security Division, 1131 Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
B. In all other cases, show:
Any United States Embassy or consulate.


Use Form SSA-L2000-C2 (Universal Notice) and follow the notice standards. Information for this letter will be shown on Form SSA-573.

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