Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
Good evening Sharron,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.
1. When you wrote: Only 9 of those years did I earn enough for them to count as viable years, what do you specifically mean? Social security benefit eligibility is not based on "viable years" but on quarter credits earned.
2. Have you checked to learn the number of quarter credits of social security you earned? How many is that?