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Social Security - Expired Green Card

Question – I am turning 65 in a month and would like to start collecting my social security monthly benefit payments. They are not very much, around $850 or $900 a month, but I figured I might as well collect them. I have received regular statements from social security every year or so confirming my eligibility. My question arises not because I doubt my eligibility, but because I worked in the US as a legal resident (green card) and unfortunately I let my green card expire almost two years as I have been spending 6-9 months living abroad. So I was wondering how, if at all, will this impact my ability to collect social security benefit payments. My understanding is that while I am still eligible, that the social security office will object to my expired green card and thus implement some sort of withholding (15-20%) from my monthly benefit payments. I would appreciate if someone could comment on what I should expect. Thank you.

Hi there,

Hi there,
Yes, you may be eligible for benefits, however it may be a good idea to take a look at this article for more information:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/faq/can-I-keep-my-social-securit...

Shelby
If a person is committed to

If a person is committed to state psych. facility and needs to replace their social security card (and is from cuba) can he get a replacement card online somewhere?

Hi Shelby,

Hi Shelby,
You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this, you can find some information about that here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabili...

Someone
I have the same situation. My

I have the same situation. My green card expired and I became disabled in 2002, with enough credits to qualify. How can I apply? Any help will be appreciated. I´m in Argentina.

Hello,

Hello,

You would have to re-apply for your green card, then apply for Social Security. You can still receive benefits while living in Argentina.

-Eric

Ron
My name is ron my greencard

My name is ron my greencard has expired and ive been in the us for 17 years i was in a situation with finding somewhere to stay and lost all my documents (passport,greencard,social security card, druvers license) recently went to the ss office and they say i cannot get another ss card until i renew ny greencard are theyre anu loop holes i can tgrough to achieve this i have no problem working cant dind a jon bexaise of this its very stressful.

Hi Ron,

Hi Ron,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact someone about how to renew your greencard, as there may not be any way to receive a social security card without one in your situation.

Ken
Would I get social security

Would I get social security retiremet benefits if my green card has expired and I now live outside the US.

Hi Ken,

Hi Ken,
That may not be likely, but you may want to contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 regarding this.

Cidalia dibiasio
Lost my green need to get

Lost my green need to get another but on disability can't afford it can I get help

HI Cidalia,

HI Cidalia,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact Citizenship and Immigration services regarding this.

gustavo
i have my original green card

i have my original green card from 1960 with no expiration date.I'm turning 64 this December and like to start collecting my social security.I been working for over 50 years and my S.S.statements to prove it,we'll there been a problem collecting?

Hi There,

Hi There,

You may want to speak with a SSA representative regarding that.

Bob
I am receiving disability

I am receiving disability benefits now but I will not be renewing my green card and will be leaving to move back to Canada. Can I still get my disability benefits or will I loose them?

Hi Bob,

Hi Bob,
You may still be eligible for benefits, but it may be a good idea to contact the SSA as they would have detailed information about your case.

Anonymous
I receive SS. My green card

I receive SS. My green card expires 10/2018.plan on moving back to Canada. Have worked here over 20 years. Can I still receive SS even for a limited amount of tims?

Hi there,

Hi there,
Yes--because you worked here and paid taxes, you should be able to move back to Canada and keep your benefits.

Luis
I'm U.S. permanent

I'm U.S. permanent residents my green card is expired can i apply for my social security card replacement.

Hi Luis,

Hi Luis,

You may want to contact someone about how to renew your green card, as there may not be any way to receive a social security card without one in your situation.

Jose
Im 68 years old im green card

Im 68 years old im green card holder im planning to go back to Philippines for good, if my green card expire,’my retirement pension will stop

Hi Jose,

Hi Jose,

I would recommend speaking with someone at your local USCIS Office.

Shawn
I went to local Social

I went to local Social Security office to apply for SS early retirement I'm 63 years old . I've been in US since I was 2 and worked from 17 years old till 60. As I was filling out paperwork realized my green card was missing from folder I had kept it in. Needing a new green card I contacted USCIS and was told to schedule appointment with an application support center or ASC for pictures , finger prints and payment which I did. Problem is I was told Green Card will take 4 to 6 months to reach me and I could not file for SS till I had it. I understand it's my fault for loosing card but I need the money now. I asked SS if there was anything I could do to speed up the process and was told no. About 15 years ago I wanted hired a young man in a store I managed . When I asked him for His green card he said he had an appointment at an ASC in a week and could bring it to me then. He showed up in 10 days with his processed application with a stamp on the back saying he was eligible to work and his card was on its way. I'm told at SS that they can only take green card to start my paperwork. Is this true.

Hi Shawn,

Hi Shawn,

Since your situation is very unique, I would recommend contacting the SSA to see if they can expedite that process.

HAFID
im out side usa and im green

im out side usa and im green card holder Im out for 10years im with SSDI im in dialysis the reason iwas in bad condition healt so ican keep my SSDI benefit ?and ican renew my green card?

Hi There,

Hi There,

You will have to renew your green card first.

Glenna Kessler
My green has expired can i

My green has expired can i receive my retirement benefits.

Hi,

Hi,

You are able to receive benefits if you have worked and paid taxes in the U.S. for the required time. I would recommend contacting your local SSA office to go over your specific details because every case is unique.

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