US Government Information/WEP Calculator

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Question
Why does the SS WEP calculator tell me "possibly insured", either I am or I am not, based upon what numbers I put in the calculator.

Answer
The calculator cannot calculate the quarters of coverage for years before 1978 when Social Security granted a quarter of coverage if you earned more than $50 in a calendar quarter.  This is because the earnings are entered annually and not per quarter.

If most of your earnings are for years before 1978 and you do not have 40 quarters after 1978, the program does not know if you are insured or not.  

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Darlene Oldendick

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Social Security retirement planning and all questions about Social Security eligibility and entitlement.

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Worked for the Social Security Administration for 33 years

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33 years employment with the Social Security Administration

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Many outstanding performance awards while employed at the Social Security Administration

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