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Is your friend on regular benefits or low income benefits?
ssi is low income benefits and i would think u would know that is answering questions re: social security benefits.
Yes, I know that, but sometimes people use the wrong terminology
It does make a difference.
yes, he is on ssi
Okay. In that case, he cannot receive benefits while he is outside the US, if his travel is more than just a temporary visit ... so, if he stays longer than 30 days, his benefits will be suspended
can i ask another question
Yes, you sure may
can ssi benefits be transfered to canada?
He would have to meet whatever criteria is set in place in Canada. IT's not like retirement benefits, which can be paid there indefinitely
It would not be an automatic change. He would have to apply in Canada
so, he would need to apply for disability benefits thru canada?
Yes, as SSI is not based on your work record it would not transfer over directly
Do u have any idea where he would start this process in b.c.
I'm truly sorry, but I do not know anything about how the process would go in Canada.
I can only speak to how the US benefit behaves
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