One of your dreams has always been to travel as much as possible. However, now that you’re on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you’re not sure you can do that.
Learn more about traveling while on SSDI and whether or not you’ll still receive your benefits when you aren’t at home.
Receiving SSDI While Traveling in the U.S.
If you are traveling around the U.S., you should continue to receive your SSDI on schedule as long as you still qualify for benefits. Since the government no longer sends checks via mail, you will get them deposited into your account. As long as you have access to your account, you can receive your payments every single month, and you won’t have to worry.
Receiving SSDI While Traveling Abroad
Again, since the government deposits your checks in your account, you will be able to access them. As long as you are a U.S. citizen and you spend six months or less abroad, then your payments will continue. However, if you plan to stay somewhere else for more than six months at a time, you should contact the Social Security Administration. There are approved countries and countries that are not approved, so you should clear any long-term travel with them. And if you have any questions, you can reach out to an SSDI lawyer for help.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help with your SSDI, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.