collecting social security

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brianbbc
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collecting social security

Post by brianbbc » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:15 pm

I was informed by a "tax expert" that while living as a Canadian tax resident, only US citizens and resident aliens are eligible to collect social security benefits and non-residents are not eligible. As a Cdn citizen worked for 20+ years on TN in the USA, have a SSN and paid into SS all those working years in the US. Not a green card holder or US citizen . By retiring in Canada does that mean I am not eligible to collect SS?

nelsona
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Re: collecting social security

Post by nelsona » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:08 pm

Ignore anything this expert tells you.
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