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Can I Get Social Security Benefits If I Am Not a Citizen of the United States?

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Social Security is a monthly payment from the federal government to blind, disabled or older people who have paid into the social security system. (Social security payments are usually taken out of your paycheck.) Even if your employer did not report your wages to the government, you might still be able to get benefits. Spouses and children of persons who have paid into the Social Security system may also be able to get benefits.

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Last Review and Update: Feb 13, 2006