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If you have worked other jobs besides being a teacher, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits, but you must be qualified to receive them. In order to be qualified, you must have earned 40 “credits”.
The Windfall Elimination Provision may affect how SSA calculates your retirement or disability benefit. If you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes from your salary, such as a government agency or an employer in another country, any pension you get from that work may reduce your Social Security benefits.
SSA has a chart here that shows how you will be effected
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