I am a US citizen, live in NJ, age 68, less than 40 credits. Since I am a retired, I get $400 a month from SSI.
Question: (1) Am I eligible to continue getting this money from SSI if I go out of country (India) for few months and then come back withing the year? If yes or no, will this effect when I finish my 40 credits and starts getting full SSI benefits?
We have checked information on SSI site but they haven't said anything about US citizen with less than 40 credits law for India.
I tried calling to SSI but it's really hard to find some one on the phone.
Please let me know if you have any question in order to provide correct information.
Your appropriate input will help me to get out this confusion.