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My Dad is 88 and has never applied security benefits.

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My Dad is 88 and has never applied for social security benefits. He worked over 32 years for the government. We asked him to go in and apply and he was told he does not qualify. Why?????
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.
Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you. That's possible if he worked for an employer who didn't take social security out if his paycheck. For instance many teachers or other government workers do not have social security taken out of their paychecks so they do not have enough credits to qualify for the benefits. Instead they receive type of government pension.