Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
For years before 1978, an individual generally was credited with a quarter of coverage for each quarter in which wages of $50 or more were paid, or an individual was credited with 4 quarters of coverage for every taxable year in which $400 or more of self-employment income was earned. Beginning in 1978, employers generally report wages on an annual, instead of quarterly, basis.
It could be the amounts were not enough or they were not reported.
You could request a detailed work history from SSA.
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