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If you worked and received the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you were not covered by Social security and did not pay into it. In 1984 it changed to the FERS which did take out social security. See link: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/fedgovees.html
You will be able to collect both but your CSRS pension could affect your social security benefits because of the Windfall elimination Provision (WEP). See link: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/wep.htmlv If you paid Social Security tax on 30 years of substantial earnings you are not affected by the WEP. If not then it will affect you and reduce your benefit. See link for chart to show how it will affect your benefit: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/wep-chart.html
To answer your question, if you have 40 credits which is enough to qualify for SS (around 10 years of work), then you will receive SS but it will be reduced because of your CSRS pension which you will need to like at the chart I provided by the link to ascertain how much.
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