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Becoming Disabled while UK Resident
« on: October 25, 2021, 04:43:42 PM »
I've tried searching, but I couldn't find anything about it. Obviously while on a spousal visa you aren't eligible for any benefits. But as a US citizen who paid taxes for 20 years I did earn enough credits for social security disability. Are you able to apply for disability in the US while resident in the UK?

I haven't been able to work in over a year and I'm currently going through some scary stuff. I don't know when I'll be able to work, every time I think I can start searching I have a bad crash. It's really straining things to have zero income while everything is getting more expensive.


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Re: Becoming Disabled while UK Resident
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 05:40:06 PM »
I've tried searching, but I couldn't find anything about it. Obviously while on a spousal visa you aren't eligible for any benefits. But as a US citizen who paid taxes for 20 years I did earn enough credits for social security disability. Are you able to apply for disability in the US while resident in the UK?

I haven't been able to work in over a year and I'm currently going through some scary stuff. I don't know when I'll be able to work, every time I think I can start searching I have a bad crash. It's really straining things to have zero income while everything is getting more expensive.
Yes. You are eligible to receive disability benefits.

https://www.ssa.gov/foreign/

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Re: Becoming Disabled while UK Resident
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 06:31:08 PM »
Yes. You are eligible to receive disability benefits.

https://www.ssa.gov/foreign/

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Thanks Tami, much appreciated! Gathering the evidence may be difficult, but at least it is an option depending on the outcome of this month's appointments and scans.


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Re: Becoming Disabled while UK Resident
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2021, 04:50:10 PM »
Good luck with this Margo and best of luck with all the scary stuff ahead  [smiley=hug.gif]
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Re: Becoming Disabled while UK Resident
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 05:18:25 PM »
All the best Margo, so sorry to hear about all you are going through
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Re: Becoming Disabled while UK Resident
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 03:28:17 PM »
No idea about claiming US social security disability, but wanted to say that I'm sorry you're going through all this.  *hugs*


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