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Yes, you can collect both but your SS benefits will be offset by the pension. But if you only contributed to socials security for 8 years you may not have enough credits to qualify for the benefits. Since I don't have access to your records, you will need to contact SSA to check your work history and credits earned. You can also check your online social security account for your earnings history and benefits eligibility. Usually you need to contribute for at least 10 years to qualify for minimum benefits.
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