If I leave the Country Will I Lose my SSI Benefits?

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from Social Security and you leave the country for more than 30 consecutive days, you will normally lose your SSI benefits.

For SSI purposes, leaving the country means leaving the 50 states, the District of Columbia or the Northern Mariana Islands.

To regain your SSI benefits after leaving the country, you must return to the United States and be present for 30 consecutive days before being eligible to receive SSI benefits again.

Posted by Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, www.sheriabrams.com