Yes, if you are a U.S. citizen, you can live abroad without affecting your right to collect your Social Security benefits.
If you are not a U.S. citizen and you later return to live in the United States, you must provide evidence of your non-citizen status from the other country in order to receive benefits here. If you work outside the United States, different rules may apply in deciding whether you are eligible to receive your benefits.
If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad and you return to live in the United States, you must provide evidence of your citizenship status to continue receiving benefits.
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