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As I said, I stopped working for my Company Zimmer Inc. on december 31, 2004. I remained working as a Temp worker for Kelly services. I earned 10,787 dollars under them. I was paid 5,794 dollars from Zimmer Inc, which was accrued vacation and some insurance, it was pay earned in 2004 and payed in 2005. I sold 35,000 in stock options which were granted in 2003 and exercised in 2005. every thing I have read says that stock option are considered special payment and not subject to earnings test. If you go to page 8 of publication 957 and read the section Reporting Nonstatutory Stock options as special wage payments, it states that they are not to be used as earnings test for social security.