Hi all,

I have a question for those American citizens who have retired in New Zealand and are eligible for monthly U.S. Social Security retirement benefits:

Can you collect U.S. Social Security retirement benefits while retired in New Zealand?

If you
receive New Zealand supperannuation payments, can you also receive U.S. Social Security retirement benefits?

In a nutshell, assuming that all requirements have been met for qualifying for both pension schemes, I'm wondering if you can collect on both pensions?

I noticed that the NZ Ministry of Social Development stated that "If you receive a pension from an overseas Government, it is likely to be deducted from your Super."

I'm guessing that this essentially answers my question, but I just want to know for sure for Americans since the site does equivocally state "...it is likely...". http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/get...annuation.html

Thanks in advance for your assistance!



P.S. Please accept my apologies if this topic has already been covered in the forums. I recently became a member and am trying to learn as much as I can! Thanks!