- Sep 25, 2008
You would have to renounce your Social Security benefits as well as meet the other requirements to qualify.
Could one actually do that? In the UK, before handing out benefits, they consider what the individual is entitled to, not what they receive. Renouncing a payment one is entitled to from one place won't gain a benefit one would otherwise not be entitled to from another. It is common sense so I presumed that all countries did this.