Social Security Benefits Explained

At the Consular Town Hall meeting June 17, 2016 in Sanur, Bali, the Manila Social Security office head, Darrin Morgan, gave a presentation to 75 Americans on Social Security benefits.  Some of hte major points covered included:

  • get info from the website about all aspects of Social Security. It should be your first stop.
  • if you need to contact them, contact the Manila office by email at  Don’t try to call/go there otherwise.
  • If receiving benefits and don’t use your foreign address, and you’re out of the US more than 90 days/year, they will suspend your benefits for at least 8 months if they find out.  So use your foreign address

He presented a lot of slides, though only discussed some of them briefly.  You can download a copy of the slides here.