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I have been collecting SS for 3 years living in Thailand but with a US address for SS. I did this in an effort to avoid the yearly are you alive letter. Well got a message from my son that I got this letter there at my US address and have to return it to keep the benefits coming. Now are they sending to everyone ? Anyone here gotten one while using a US address ?

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6 years on Social Security and have never gotten a letter, just an annual notice of my social security increase and from Medicare, the annual " Part B" surcharge notice 

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Does the address used on your federal tax return match the address given to SSA? 

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If it was the same report (form 7162) as we have to do here if using a address for here it would of been mailed in May or June and have to be sent by back within 60 days. Also if not complied with you would not get a payment this month.

Ask him what form number it is. 

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7 hours ago, BTempleman said:

Does the address used on your federal tax return match the address given to SSA? 

Yes

6 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

If it was the same report (form 7162) as we have to do here if using a address for here it would of been mailed in May or June and have to be sent by back within 60 days. Also if not complied with you would not get a payment this month.

Ask him what form number it is. 

form 7162 and my payment came through

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27 minutes ago, hereforgood said:

Yes

form 7162 and my payment came through

Strange

Is the self addressed return envelope that came with it addressed to Wilkes Barre, PA

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On 2/7/2020 at 10:28 AM, ubonjoe said:

If it was the same report (form 7162) as we have to do here if using a address for here it would of been mailed in May or June and have to be sent by back within 60 days. Also if not complied with you would not get a payment this month.

Ask him what form number it is. 

Joe-  I live here ( Sisaket) , and remember getting that letter. Had to return it to keep receiving my ss if I remember correctly-

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On 2/7/2020 at 5:54 PM, ubonjoe said:

Strange

Is the self addressed return envelope that came with it addressed to Wilkes Barre, PA

Yes

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3 minutes ago, hereforgood said:

Yes

That is where they are mailed to if you are living overseas. Have you used ever used an address for here for anything at the SSA? Maybe the know you are actually living here.

Info about the enforcement of the reporting is here. https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0302655000

 

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I sent my 'are you alive document' back to the office in the USA sometime last year. Just a few weeks ago I received a letter from them telling me that they had yet to receive my 'are you alive'  document confirming my address. They enclosed another 'are you alive' document and said if they did not receive this latest one my funds might be cut off or delayed. I had sent the 'are you alive' form back to them last year standard air mail and they never got it. So this time I sent it registered. So it might be a good idea to send them registered mail.

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56 minutes ago, khaepmu said:

So it might be a good idea to send them registered mail.

That does not always help due them not receiving them promptly when they arrive at Wilkes Barre.

I sent mine on June 7th registered mail and it was shown in transit to there on July 7th from Scranton, PA but not shown as received until September 10th. Got the 2nd notice on October 17th.

 

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yeap...got it last month.

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