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We are planing to move to Costa Rica and our only income is

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We are planing to move to Costa Rica and our only income is Social Security, with the SSA mail me a check each month or direct deposit it in a Costa Rica Bank. Or will I need to have it direct deposited int a US bank and then transferred to a CR Bank?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 7 months ago.
Costa Rica doesn't have international direct deposit agreement with teh SSASee herehttps://www.ssa.gov/deposit/foreign.htm
Expert:  lev-tax replied 7 months ago.
See herehttps://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10137.pdf.You will need to contact the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) of the American Embassy in San Jose how your social secirity benefits may be re-routedhttp://costarica.usembassy.gov/service/federal-benefits.html..I appreciate if you take a moment to rate the answer.Experts are ONLY credited when answers are rated positively.If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.I am here to help you with all tax related issues.