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Social Security payments to Canadians
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by Karen, Danville,
on Nov 27, 2010
Recently we had a couple of visitors from Canada. Years ago my husband had worked in Canada for an american company for five years and we made friends with these two couples. The men were both Canadians and their wives were both Americans and the couples after marrying lived and worked exclusively in Canada. Anyway, during the course of the evening Paula said that she went down to the state of Washington to apply for social security. While there she was told that her entitlement was going to be $1500 per month and that her husbands entitlement was going to be $791 per month! Her husband is a Canadian citizen who had never worked a minute nor lived a minute in the US. I could not believe this and the other couple told us the same thing about their situation. How can this be? They said they even asked the social security representative about this and he told them this is just one of the many reasons why the country is going bankrupct. Does anyone know of this? Does it also apply to americans marrying illegals from Mexico? Love my friends but hate the law.