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Considering immigrating to new Zealand. can I retain my

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considering immigrating to new Zealand. can I retain my social security and military retirement benefits?
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You can draw BOTH SS and military retired pay if you are an "expat" (American citizen living abroad) so long as you maintain your us citizenship.

Neither SS nor DFAS (military pay) require you live in the US to draw the benefit.

But you must maintain your citizenship...if you renounce citizenship you loose eligibility for the benefits

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