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If you are eligible for social security benefits or not will depends on how many credits you earned during your life time. You need 40 credits to qualify for social security benefits.
To earn social security credits you have to contribute to the social security by working for an employer covered by social security or paying self-employment tax. If you work and are paid in a foreign country you still earn social security credits if there's an social security agreement between US and that country.
You can earn up to 4 credit every year, so technically you need 10 years to contribute to the system to qualify for benefits.
I do not see Soudi Arabia on the agreement list so to qualify for social security benefits you will need to check your work history before 2007. You can do it online by login in into your social security online account or call or visit your local social security office once in US.
You can collect social security benefits as early as 62.
No you don't. You can apply for social security benefits as soon as 62 but your benefits will be permanently reduced by about 25%. You will receive your benefits for longer but your monthly premiums will be lower. In addition, before your full retirement age your social security benefits will be reduced by your earnings. If you earn more than 15,720 (in 2016), your SS benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 you earn.
No. Your child's benefits belongs to your child, they will not be affected by your earnings.