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Do you need to report your work activity performed outside the U.S.?

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

1827. Do you need to report your work activity performed outside the U.S.?

If you are under full retirement age and receive retirement benefits or receive disability benefits as the worker, spouse, survivor or dependent of a worker, you must file a report with us if you become employed for 45 hours or more per month or become self-employed outside the U.S. You must file the report before you accept benefits for the second month following the month in which you worked. Report employment or self employment to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you are outside the United States.

Last Revised: Sep. 10, 2007

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