Welcome to SSA’s Office of International Programs (OIP) home page. This site provides information about:
The U.S. program of international Social Security agreements
The payment of U.S. Social Security benefits outside the United States
Nonresident alien tax withholding from U.S. Social Security benefits
Social Security Programs in other countries
The United States has bilateral Social Security agreements with 24 countries. The agreements improve benefit protection for workers who have divided their careers between the United States and another country. They also eliminate dual Social Security coverage and taxes for multinational companies and expatriate workers. Look here for an overview of the agreements, as well as the text and a detailed description of each agreement.
Payments Outside the United States
Here you will find specific information about how your benefits could be affected while you are outside the United States.
You can use these helpful resource tools to answer specific questions about your benefits.