Social Security Benefits for Non US Citizens

Social Security Disability Benefit for Non US Citizens

You may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefit under Title II (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of the Social Security Act if you are a Non US Citizen. Under Title II (SSDI), if you are living in the United States, in order to receive benefits, you must have earned enough credit and show that you are lawfully present in the United States.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  for Non US Citizens

If you are a Non US Citizen and have not worked at all or have not worked long enough to earn enough credit, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefit under Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In order to qualify for SSI:

You must be lawfully present in the United States as of August 22, 1996 and disabled or blind;

Or

Admitted to United States as a refugee within the last seven years and disabled or blind;

Or

Have been granted Asylum within the last seven years and disabled or blind.

For more information about Social Security Benefits for non US Citizens visit:

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/183/~/noncitizens-receiving-social-security-benefits

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/spotlights/spot-non-citizens.htm