Can I get Social Security credits for my agricultural wages?

You can get credits for farm work under Social Security if your:

  • Employer pays you cash wages of at least $150 in a year; or
  • Employer spends at least $2,500 a year for farm labor. 

In 2018, a worker gets one credit for each $1,320 earned. You can earn up to a maximum of four credits per year. The earnings needed to get a credit increase automatically each year as average wages increase. 

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  • Topic #: 34011-3819
  • Date Created: 04/04/2014
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