Yes, the Social Security Administration will send your payment directly to your account in Belize if you desire. It will save you the cost of a bank transfer. If you do not have an account in Belize, you can use the Direct Express® debit card or you can have your payment deposited in your US bank account and then use your bank debit card. You can even have the Social Security Administration mail your check to you in Belize, but then you will probably have some difficulty and expense and time to receive the cash.
One of the most important and often one of the most misunderstood subjects for expatriate living is Social Security from the United States. Almost every week, I speak with someone who believes common myths about Social Security. The most common myth is that you can not receive Social Security if you live in a foreign country. That absolutely is false - YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY IN ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
It is easy to get accurate information instead of believing your “friend” who thinks he knows everything. The Social Security Administration makes it easy by providing a brochure titled “Your Payments While You are Outside the United States”. This brochure is also available online. It is also easy to visit an office or the nearest US Embassy or consulate for more information. And if you like, you can Google Social Security and find the website and phone numbers for more information.
Here are a few facts:
As a reminder to those who are considering a move to a foreign country to take advantage of a lower cost of living, Yes, you can live on your Social Security and you can receive it in your new country.
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