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Be careful of living abroad too long

I am an American who has lived in Asia for 10 years. I wanted to warn everyone of what can happen to you if you live overseas too long. I have recently realized that after being abroad for so long:

1. I do not qualify for Social Security benefits if I become disabled because I did not pay in to Social Security for 10 years in the USA.

2. My US military college benefits have expired.

3. I did not file US tax forms for 10 years.

4. I have not paid my medical, credit card, and student loan debts in the USA.

5. My college credits have expired.

6. I am risking my health. Chinese air is dirty, I have lost a tooth because drinking water in China does not have fluoride, and I was once beaten and robbed.

7. I rarely read books. Read more »