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En español | The AARP Social Security Resource Center is as an online retirement-planning tool designed to help you figure out your eligibility for Social Security payments, when you can get them, and how much you and your family can receive. In this section you’ll find easy-to-understand answers on eligibilty topics including:
Q: How long do you have to work to get Social Security?
Q: Who is eligible for Social Security?
Q: Are some kinds of employees not covered by Social Security?
Q: Do members of Congress pay into Social Security?
Q: Is Social Security just for retired workers?
Q: Is it true that some people who are collecting Social Security benefits never paid into the program?
Q: When can I collect Social Security?
Q: Is the Social Security retirement age going up?
Q: What is the earliest age I can receive Social Security benefits?
Q: How do Social Security and Medicare work together?
Q: Can I get Medicare if I'm not getting Social Security yet?
Q: Can I enroll in Medicare if I retire and collect Social Security at age 62?
Q: I am disabled but do not have enough work credits to claim SSDI benefits. Can I claim disability benefits on my spouse's record?
Q: Who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Q: Can I work and collect Social Security?
Q: Can you buy into Social Security?
Q: What are the "special credits" that veterans receive for military service?
Q: What are Social Security credits?
Q: I plan to file for Social Security at full retirement age but want to keep my current job. Do I have to resign to get my benefits started?
Q: If I don't have 40 Social Security credits at age 70, can I wait until I do to file for benefits?
Q: Can you collect Social Security and a pension?
Q: Can you live outside the U.S. and collect Social Security?
Q: Can I transfer credits from a foreign country's pension system to my Social Security work record?
Q: Can non-U.S. citizens receive Social Security benefits?
Q: Can a non-U.S. citizen receive ex-spousal benefits?
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