The credits are the bases we use to find out if you have the minimum amount of work to be entitled to the different types of #SocialSecurity benefits. For most people, the minimum amount is 40 credits. If you stop working before you have the minimum number of credits, they will accumulate in your record. If you do not have enough credits, benefits cannot be paid to you.
If you do not have at least 40 credits, you are not eligible for the retirement benefit at this time, but you may be eligible if you continue to work.
We base #SocialSecurity credits on the amount of your earnings, we use your earnings and work history to determine #SocialSecurity benefits.
Also, if you are not entitled to #retirement benefits based on your own work record, you may still be entitled to benefits on the work record of a current or divorced spouse. For more information you can visit the following websites:
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