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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  22+ years legal exp. - 12+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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My husband and I are in a discussion about eligibility of Social Security benefits, Are members of the clergy - Priests and Nuns eligible for SS checks? Also are the Amish and lifers in prison, Do they receive SS checks?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** have been practicing SS LAW full time for 10+ years and look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

I see you have multiple questions involved in your limited transaction request. I will answer the first and add in the second for you, and then you can decide if you want more, and I will have the site issue an offer price.

1) OK, certain members of clergy can be exempt from paying social security taxes. If they opted to not pay those taxes, which then comprise their premiums for this valuable insurance, they will not be covered by the insurance later, because they didn't pay in. This is unless in a prior career, they did pay in sufficiently, and have gained insured status on that limited work.

2) The same holds true of the Amish or any other lifestyle - if they paid in on those taxes, versus choosing not to pay those taxes that comprise their premiums for their chance at this insurance - then they can certainly (and should) claim those insurance proceeds that they paid for.

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