Good evening Michael,
Thank you for your clarification.
Are you aware that SSI is not anything that you have paid for and earned---such as social security disability (SSDI) or a social security retirement benefit, but instead welfare?
No one is entitled to receive US welfare if they live outside of the US. That is the reason that you cannot keep your SSI and still move to the Philippines.
Of course you are entitled to relocate to the Philippines if you want to. But you cannot expect to relocate to a different country and collect US welfare benefits. Welfare is only for legal residents of the US who actually reside in the US. If you were collection SSDI or a social security retirement benefit---because you actually pay taxes and earn those benefits, you would be free to relocate to the Philippines and you could still collect the benefits that you had earned.
I am sorry, but what you are expecting is unrealistic. Under US law, if you are not going to live in the US, then you are not eligible to collect US based welfare payments.
I understand that you may be disappointed by the Answer you received, as it was not particularly favorable to your situation. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful legal outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so.
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