Can my foreign wife get my Social Security?

January 26, 2019 Off By idswater

Can my foreign wife get my Social Security?

In most cases, the answer is yes. Foreign spouses generally qualify for Social Security survivor benefits which is the deceased US worker’s full benefit. A foreign spouse may also qualify to receive the dependent or spousal Social Security which is generally half of the US expat’s benefit.

Will I lose my Social Security benefits if I marry?

Generally, your benefits end if you remarry. Benefits end if you marry. For more information, call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday; or contact your local Social Security office.

Can I get married in the US if married in the Philippines?

You do not need to annul your marriage in the Philippines in order to get married in the U.S. Instead, you can divorce your spouse in the U.S., which would constitute a valid termination of your first marriage, enabling you to enter into a second marriage. That’s a lot shorter than the time for an annulment.

Will my foreign pension affect my Social Security?

Your foreign pension will not cause WEP to apply to your U.S. Social Security benefit.

Do married couples get separate Social Security checks?

No. Each spouse can claim their own retirement benefit based solely on their individual earnings history. You can both collect your full amounts at the same time. However, your spouse’s earnings could affect the overall amount you get from Social Security, if you receive spousal benefits.

Is it better to get married in the U.S. or Philippines?

It’s better to get married in the Philippines if you plan on staying in the country for good right after getting married. By contrast, if you get married in the U.S. while on a K1 or the Fiancé /Fiancée Visa, the waiting time will only be 3-6 months. You’ll also get to live with your spouse while waiting for the visa.

Can a US citizen get married in the Philippines?

US Citizens can’t get a Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage but an Affidavit In Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage. You’ll need to book an appointment here and follow this guide. For other nationalities, you can ask your Embassy on what to submit for to get a Legal Capacity to Marry. It usually is valid for 6 months.

Can an expat American with a foreign spouse get Social Security?

Expat Americans eligible for U.S. Social Security benefits and married to non-U.S. citizens often wonder if their foreign spouses qualify for Social Security survivor benefits (generally the deceased U.S. worker’s full benefit). In certain cases, the answer is yes.

What happens to my foreign spouse if I Die?

If I die, will my foreign spouse receive survivor benefits? Yes. Generally, your foreign widow or widower can receive Social Security survivor benefits if they meet the requirements for spousal benefits listed above and have not remarried.

Can My Wife get benefits if she’s not an US citizen?

Can My Wife Get Benefits If She’s Not A U.S. Citizen? I am a U..S. Citizen who is eligible for Soc. Sec. retirement benefits. I am 68. My spouse of more than 30 years, who is 66, is not eligible for U.S. Social Sec. retirement benefits. My spouse is neither a U.S. Citizen nor a U.S. resident.