If I am behind with filing my tax returns as an expat who has lived and worked outside the US for over twenty years and has never made over the $85,000 per year threshold, will my application for Social Security benefits be jeopardized in any way?
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Same answer as my inquiry asking for more info. You must seek professional counsel.
Yes. Go to SSA.gov and get an earnings record to see if you even qualify and have 40 quarters paid in. Did your employer have a §3121(l) agreement and in what country did you work? If you file you probably have a Form 2555 exclusion, but you have to file to get it. But hopefully you don't owe any income tax.
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