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I retired from teaching in Texas in 2008. With 25 years of

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I retired from teaching in Texas in 2008. With 25 years of service. My first 8 years of teaching I taught in SAISD, where I paid both SS and TRS. I was also married for 22 years. ( now divorced)
I am currently employed at a library, and pay into SS.
If I understand SS laws; I am not eligible for either my SS benefits, or anything from my marriage because I was a state employee and receive a teacher's pension.
Can I get any benefits at all?
Yes, I know I will get Medicare, but do I have any recourse as far as SS?
Thanks!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My specialty is focusing on YOUR Financial needs. Financial Planner/Business Owner for 20 years. CPA,PFS,QFP,GMMA.
First, a person must have worked 10 years total paying into SS (40 quarters to be exact although not in a row.)
If you get a job someplace doing anything for another 2 years you will qualify. It will be small but allowed.
I will offer you a call to discuss further.