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  1. Philippines Expat Forum
    Yes, Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment for 2023 is expected to be higher than average Social Security recipients could see an 8 to 10% increase in their monthly payments next year due to a cost-of-living adjustment, experts say. In 2022, Social Security and Supplemental Security...
  2. Philippines Expat Forum
    My wife is 64 and so if she begins SS she'll get $360, (We got a notice from SS in the mail stateside, sent to my sister) and so a reminder from SS to get it started before she turns 65 due to Medicare kicking in, we have the military Tricare (I"ve never used it here because of the requirements...
  3. Philippines Expat Forum
    U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will conduct an outreach event at the Consular Agency in Cebu from Tuesday, August 30, through Thursday, September 1, 2022. Services will be provided by appointment only. To request an appointment, please email...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi , from my understanding, as a foreigner living in Spain , you have to have been making social security contributions for a minimum of 15 years , before being able to claim a state pension on retirement. 1) is this correct? I have been living and working and making contributions for the...
  5. Philippines Expat Forum
    U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines  U.S. Consular Agency Cebu, Philippines  April 29, 2022 Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security Administration Outreach at Consular Agency Cebu June 6 – 9, 2022 U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will...
  6. Philippines Expat Forum
    It's been several years since this subject has come up but I remember some things from previous postings, so my wife is 64 and I'm turning 60, can we both draw Social Security ? or just one person from the Philippines. My wife's amount is quite a bit lower than what I'll be getting so I don't...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, first time post. Nice to meet you 👋. Cool forum. Following a link from this forum :) I read on www.cleiss.fr that I apparently have a right to healthcare cover because my wife is French. I have been tryinh to get attached to my French wife's CPAM/Ameli/Caret Vitale and get healthcare...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    What does an American citizen married to a French citizen receive in terms of any kind of pension? I would need to be a resident of France, but would my wife also need to be? If you have a link that'd be great. I don't speak French so citizenship is not possible until I do. Would pension be...
  9. Expat Tax
    Hello - first thread here and I'm sure this has been answered many times over but I couldn't find anything with the search... I'm a US Citizen living in the UK since 2017. Under the Totalization Agreement between the US and the UK, I pay national insurance here and should be exempt from paying...
  10. Expat Tax
    Hey Guys, first time poster! Saw some great advice on this forum and hoped I could get some thoughts/advice! I hope I posted this in the right place. Thx I currently work in the US on a greencard. However I am thinking of moving back to the UK or Ireland to be closer to family and friends; I...
  11. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello Expat French Community, I recently moved permanently to France with my husband and 2 children. Everyone in my family are E.U. Citizens, except me. My husband and I work remotely and our employment will continue to remain in the United States. Because we do not hold jobs here in France...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Dear all, Hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been able to spend much time on this forum lately, unfortunately :/ I have a quick question about social security. So, long story short, basically, my mom (American citizen, French long-term visa) is at the same French bank as we are. We...
  13. Expat Tax
    I'm a US citizen living in the UK and receiving US social security direct deposited to my UK bank. As this is my only income other than a small amount of bank interest, I do not file a US tax return. I have read conflicting reports on whether my stimulus payment will simply be deposited here in...
  14. Expat Tax
    US citizen here :wave: - I am a full time resident in the UK. Filing taxes for 2019 on my own this year vs through a paid preparer. I am aware for my circumstances I need to file: Form 1040 Form 2555 Schedule 1 to reflect the income reported on Form 2555 Schedule B I have filled out all of...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! Me and my wife have been working and actively contributing to the social security in another EU country for several years. We have a son. I'd love to move to France again and one idea is to have a second child while my wife learns French and becomes qualified to get a job in France. Do...
  16. Expat Tax
    If anyone out there is receiving a 'coordinated' benefit between the USA and a country that it has a Totalization Agreement with, my question is this: is the amount of the monthly benefit from the foreign country simply deducted from the US monthly benefit, or is it more complicated than that...
  17. Philippines Expat Forum
    2.8% :) https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/your-social-security-check-will-get-a-2point8percent-boost-in-2019.html
  18. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    So, to the Miami Consulate. No debt. About $420K immediately liquid. Another ~$120K when the house sells. Total then well over half a million dollars liquid to be disbursed over the 25 years (outside) that I may live. Over $1800/mo SSA. Probably looking at $45K/yr. Result: no visa, too poor...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    For years (or so it seems) we've had a "sticky" message posted on the forum pointing to a publication from the European Union folks about the French Social Security system. Obviously, over time these things change and kind of wear out. In reviewing our stickies to see which ones needed to be...
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