Children of Military Personnel
Most people who get supplemental security income (SSI) and leave the U.S. for 30 days or more are no longer eligible for SSI. However, there is a special rule for the children of military personnel. A child may continue to get SSI benefits or apply for benefits while overseas if the child:
How Do I Get More Information?
If your child is receiving SSI benefits and you receive military orders to move overseas, contact your local Social Security office or call 1–800–772–1213 before you leave the United States. You must be able to tell us:
If you are a member of the United States Armed Forces who is already stationed overseas and think your child may be eligible for SSI benefits, contact the U.S. Embassy, the nearest U.S. Consular Office, or write to:
Social Security Administration
When you contact us, be sure to give us your current address, telephone number, and your child's name and Social Security Number.
What are the Special Reporting Instructions for Children Receiving SSI Overseas?
You should report any change in income, resources, or address for a parent or child in the household to us within 10 days after the end of the month in which it occurs. Also, remember to report:
THIS INFORMATION IS GENERAL.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 1–800–772–1213 (TTY 1–800–325–0778),
VISIT OUR WEBSITE (www.socialsecurity.gov) ON THE INTERNET,
OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE.