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Are you trying to start SS or just getting the money to here. I have mine put in my US bank and use Transferwise to transfer to here when I need it. SS will send to Bangkok Bank, but you have to set that up with SS and the bank I think.

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11 hours ago, bunnydrops said:

Are you trying to start SS or just getting the money to here. I have mine put in my US bank and use Transferwise to transfer to here when I need it. SS will send to Bangkok Bank, but you have to set that up with SS and the bank I think.

 

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6 hours ago, hereforgood said:

Do you still have a US address or one that you can use family maybe ? If so you do not have to deal with Manila SS or even talk to anyone. It is better as well as SS sends out a are you still alive letter that has to be filled in and returned if you are using a address out of the US.

 

Took me no more than 15 mins to apply on their site on line and the deposits started as they should 

 

 

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Their internet does not work from Thailand.  Maybe it is just a problem with my computer?  That is a good idea to use an address in America.  Did you access them via the internet when you applied?  Did you  have to send photos of your documents?

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10 hours ago, Bearhawk07 said:

Their internet does not work from Thailand.  Maybe it is just a problem with my computer?  That is a good idea to use an address in America.  Did you access them via the internet when you applied?  Did you  have to send photos of your documents?

I applied this year...all online...never needed to speak to anyone...internet works from Thailand. I send to American bank acct (brokerage) and then transfer here as needed. Easiest way

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17 minutes ago, tonray said:

I applied this year...all online...never needed to speak to anyone...internet works from Thailand. I send to American bank acct (brokerage) and then transfer here as needed. Easiest way

 

i was reading up on this process last week.  the article stated there were a bunch of original documents that must be mailed in (will be returned later) to apply.  is that now out of date?

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4 minutes ago, ChouDoufu said:

 

i was reading up on this process last week.  the article stated there were a bunch of original documents that must be mailed in (will be returned later) to apply.  is that now out of date?

I did not need to mail anything in. I think only in some cases where your status must be challenged. Do you have an account to check your status and estimated benefit ? If not that is the first thing you should do.

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