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MikeBanda
5/24/2022 15:41 EST

Can an elderly USA citizen living in Mexico long term WITHOUT a "sticks & bricks" address in the USA (with only a P.O. BOX that forwards to Mexico), apply for Social Security and Medicare?

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theolddoc
5/29/2022 07:58 EST

Finally an accurate and factual response to this thread. And simply put.....good advice!

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bigrio
5/28/2022 23:34 EST

A U.S. residence is not required for a U.S. citizen to apply for, duly claim, & collect a SS benefit. Many expats retain a U.S. residence to maintain satisfactory relationships with U.S. financial institutions.

Registering with MEDICARE when eligible does not require claiming/collecting/paying for earned benefits at that time or later.

Medicare benefits are delivered through a public plan - Part A (no additional cost) with Parts B.D optional or through the private sector - Part C MedicareAdvantage.

Either way, one pays currently a minimum of $170.10 monthly.

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NA
5/27/2022 10:33 EST

Wannamove, I think you meant Medicare “Part A” is free.

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