Originally Posted by DangerMouse
Umm if I were you I would run by your wife that if she wants to collect her benefits she will need to reside in Chile for the rest of her life. I can't imagine that will go down too well. Realistically if she is newly widowed do you think she will want to move to a new country away from her friends and family to collect SS benefits? I am thinking the answer is likely to be no, because I know if it was me I wouldn't be up for it.
However, if I were you, I wouldn't be making all my plans based on the assumption that you are going to pop your clogs before your young wifey. My cousin married a man 42 years older than her. She has terminal cancer and is likely to die within the next few months at 49 whilst her 91 yo husband is alive and well.
First off, sorry to hear of your cousins wife.
My parents are in there 90's and never had a health issue (outside of occasional skin cancer, live in Vero Beach,Fl) so I understand.
If we were to go to Chile it would be sooner rather than later and would hinge on wither the international schools are as good as Lima, exchange rates as well as politics( Bachelet is good, but i assume there are term limits)and citizenship requirements, amongst other things.