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Can I get my Social Security direct deposited in a bank in

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Can I get my Social Security direct deposited in a bank in Turkey or Iran if I move there for a while? Or does a bank in Turkey have to have some sort of reciprocal agreement with a US bank for that to take place? I am a US Citizen by birth if that makes a diff, and I am retired, and will not be working. I currently receive SSI direct deposited in a California bank, where I live.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.

If you live outside the United States, in a country where we can send payments, you can choose to have your benefits sent electronically to a bank or financial institution in the United States or any country that has an international direct deposit agreement with the United States.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.

To find out which countries qualify, go to Your Payments While You Are Outside The United States.

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10137.pdf

Specifically - you may have your social security benefits deposited in Turkey bank.

https://www.ssa.gov/international/countrylist2.htm

Here is information you would need from Turkey bank to establish the direct deposit

https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0202402346

So be sure you collect that information before contacting the SSA

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