October 22, 2021

11 thoughts on “Applying for Social Security Benefits Online in the Philippines

  1. Dear sir,

    I would like to make an appointment about my social security ,regarding to claim my husband social security. I am a widow and will be 60 years this coming April 10, I ‘m American citizen and living here in the Philippines.
    What all requirements need to bring.

    Thank you

    1. I am not with the social security office so you can not make an appointment through me. You should send an e-mail, as I did, to get information on what you will need. It’s not very hard. You can also just visit the US Consulate in Cebu, but I’d e-mail first to make sure it’s not a wasted trip. In addition to that you can always contact the Social Security Administration Office. https://www.ssa.gov/. I’m sure you’ll be fine since you are now pointed in the right direction.

  2. Hello Charles Harman here, from retiringphilippines.org. I noticed the photo at the top of this post is one I took of the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu I think in 2010. We were visiting the Casino where my wife actually walked away with more than she cam in with. That’s my wife on the left in the gray top dress facing away from the Camera with her friend. Anyway you are free to use any of my photos you like on any of our posts. I have been a photographer since age 8 and a retired USAF photographer. I am also a web developer and now Private Tour guide for Cebu area. Please visit my site and you are welcome to post if you like. Email me after joining and I will upgrade you to editor.
    Charles Harman
    retiringphilippines.org

    1. I also wanted to add I too like the Eagles and Tex-Mex and I am originally from Alexandria Virginia, but spent the last 30+ years in Fort Worth Texas. I play the Bass Guitar and like country and western and oldies music from the 50s.
      Lets get together next time you are in the Cebu area, I am at Tumulak village on Mactan Island, directions are on the website: retiringphilippines.org

    2. Well Howdy Charles. Thank you for checking out my site and thank you for letting me know it’s okay to use your pictures. I try not to use any pictures without giving credit for the picture to the person that took it though. It’s just not right to do otherwise. I’ve already got you site listed under “Other Expat Sites” from before. I just happen to get a picture from that site. I chose that one because we need to go to the US Consulate there and I know it’s at that hotel. When I looked it up, that photo popped up. I thought I joined your site already, but I guess I didn’t. I must have added it that day and forget to sign up. I’ll take care of that later today. I also am retired USAF, but not a photographer, but a communications specialist I think is the last name they gave our career field. They changed it a few times and merged with other AFSC’s a couple more times too. I saw that down the road from that Waterfront Hotel there was a Mexican restaurant. I don’t suppose you checked that out, did you? If so, how was it?
      Actually I know that I have had a message from you before, I remember the bass guitar, tex-mex and Fort Worth thing. It’s just been awhile. After I finish eating and doing the post for today, I will look it up.
      The UJ is for Uncle John. One of my niece’s in Texas came up with that and it just sort of stuck. I get called all kinds of things, that’s just another one added.
      Okay, gotta go eat now. I’ll check out your site further later and find out if I signed up yet.

  3. Sorry about that I ment to say Feb for some reason I had Oct on the brain. Say that you will be turning 62 in Jan and this is when you want them to start your SS. But they will only start it in Feb because they pay 1 month behind.

    1. Okay, that’s what I thought you meant by your statement, but than that ‘Oct’ really threw me for a loop. Thanks for clearing that up.

  4. I’m Able to work with SSD in Manila online, been very successful with the SSA sincer i moved here a year ago

  5. You should file for SS as soon as posible because they do not pay in the arear for payments which is owed. This is why they say to file 3 months ahead when you want to start your SS. Not only that, they will tell you that they pay 1 month behind. Like say you want them to start payment in Jan they will start Oct. The longer you wait the more you loose.

    1. I’m trying to get Lita over there as soon as possible. I don’t understand what you are talking about with this sentence though:

      Like say you want them to start payment in Jan they will start Oct.

      What does “Jan” have to do with “Oct” in this case?
      Thanks for the information though.

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