US Social Security benefits when I move to Canada


#1

Hi All,

I am planning to make the move in a few years however I was wondering would I still be eligible to receive my US social security benefits after my move to Canada.

I am on an L1A visa with 3 yrs in the US so I am eligible for some partial benefits in the event of my death etc.

Thanks,
Ashish


#2

you need to spend 40 quarters (10 years) paying your US taxes before being eligible for SS benefits from US.


#3

Do we have to actually work in the US? Or just file returns based on other income such as interest income etc.?


#4

I believe you have to contribute to the US social net by paying taxes.