How can social security benefits be taken away?
My grandfather remarried about 6 months ago in Mexico. He has lived in Mexico since then and my question is how can we get his social security benefits cancelled. He is currently getting a small pension that he began getting when my grandmother died last year.
1. If Republicans have their way.
2. Legally, he is required to notify the department to cancel his benefit. If he does not do it soon he may be asked to pay it back. he has to do it though, you cannot act on his behalf
3. Why would he not want his retirement benefits from the U.S.? It can be mailed to him. He can choose to receive either his own social security benefit or your grandmother's, whichever is higher. He should call the main number at the SSA and tell them which benefit he wants.
4. Are you mad at your grandfather because he remarried or because he's receiving a pension from your dead grandmother's former job ? If your grandfather is over 62 and is currently receiving SS benefits, there's probably not much you can do. If you really want to screw the old man, go to the SS website and see if there is anything you can do. Good Luck.
5. sounds like many of the answers you got on here are not informed. If he is collecting from your Grandmothers account as a widower and he then re marries, he is not entitled to still receive this money and at some point will be required to pay it back. If he is drawing from his own account then no problem. It's the same set up for divorced people. This is why many don't re marry. most would rather have the money from the Govt. Sounds like your Grandfather has moved on and knows that life is for the living...good luck..
6. If he is a citizen of the United States he can live wherever he wants to (except Cambodia, Cuba and North Korea) and still collect his Social Security. He earned it.
However, if he is NOT a citizen of the United States he is no longer entitled to receive checks once he has been a resident in another country for six months. Simply return the checks he isn't entitled to with a letter explaining why. That will stop them.
A widow or widower who remarries after age 60 continues to be eligible for those widow/widower checks. The benefit is then called a remarried widow's/widower's benefit. Congress passed that law before the 1970s so that elderly people wouldn't have to live together in sin.