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What earnings are disregarded when a convicted person makes a claim for benefits?
If the additional penalty is imposed and you make a claim for monthly Social Security benefits, the following earnings creditable to any Social Security record on which you have claimed benefits are ignored:
All wages paid:
For convictions prior to 1978-All wages paid in or before the calendar quarter in which you were convicted; or
For convictions after 1977-All wages paid in or before the calendar year in which you were convicted; and
All net earnings from self-employment derived in or before the taxable year in which you were convicted.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- Can wages be credited to your record even if you cannot obtain any evidence of wages?
- Statement by Person Knowing About Employment
- When can earnings records be revised after the time limit?
- Total Earnings for Earnings Test Purposes
- Annual Report of Earnings
- What is included as "total earnings" when computing the AME or AIME?
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