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US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby asp » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:02 am

If you are currently receiving SS checks what bank in Cambodia do you use? I used to use Acleda and was relatively satisfied but they stopped the service. My current bank, Cambodia Public Bank(Kampong Cham) has a really rotten business attitude.

Also, is it possible to set up a savings account in another country while living in Cambodia? What paperwork and minimum deposit are required? Thanks...
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby Sailorman » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:42 am

I use a major American bank and withdraw the money at any ATM. When I moved to Cambodia over 4 years ago, the corrupt Manila SSA office cut me off and said I lived in a "Banned" country and had to mover to another country. I got that foreign national SSA worker fired and spent 6 month of 6 hours a day to get Cambodia taken off of the "banned" list. I'm not sure, but if you have family in your home state, maybe they can help you set up a bank account there. Also I use a "Current" or "Checking Account" for my SS deposits. I hear a new thing with the IRS is you have to show any bank accounts you have outside of the US
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby asp » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:48 am

Thanks Sailorman, I haven't any close living relatives in the US.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby beaker » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:02 am

I use American bank also withdraw at ATM and use online banking. Using a bank here you will have lag as the check would have to clear first also additional fees. It used to be that we had to go and sign in at the embassy each month some had there checks sent to the embassy but don't think they do that anymore maybe check with them.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby Duncan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:42 am

I keep hearing about USA Security Cheques being sent out. Just how backward is the USA ? Cheques are a thing of the past error. Why can you not have the money directly deposited from the SS into your bank account in the good old US of A, and use a card to withdraw it here or any ATM in the world. And please don't start making excuses why it cannot be done, as this is how the world operates now.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby beaker » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:58 am

That's what I and sailor man have said above our checked are direct deposited.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby asp » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:42 pm

I specifically requested input from those who are obliged to bank in Cambodia as I am. I have lived here for 19 years and have no active bank account in the States nor do I wish to return simply to open one. Checks are of course outdated, but that is better than nothing at all.

So, instead of lecturing me tell me how to open an account there while living here. By the way for those who don't know it is illegal for an American bank to.make a direct deposit into a Cambodian account.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby Duncan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:48 pm

beaker wrote:That's what I and sailor man have said above our checked are direct deposited.
Ok , sorry I did not read properly. I remember people in the past having problems about SS cheques . Perhaps the USA has caught up with the rest of the world.

Except they still use miles per hour.
pounds and ounces.
Inches , feet and yards
Gallons.
Fractions.

But given time they will change and catch up.
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby asp » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:19 pm

So, can someone tell me if it is possible to open an account in the US while residing in Cambodia so that I can have my checks direct deposited?
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Re: US Social Security checks in Cambodia

Postby nemo » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:24 pm

You American chaps need a good housecleaning in your government.
Public servants should know their place.
I fear Mr Trump will not be the man to do it though.

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