.02 Covered and Noncovered Earnings
(07/01/09 – 09/30/09)
Covered or noncovered earnings may be acceptable for meeting the 40 quarter of earnings requirement.
Covered earnings are wages or self-employment income for which FICA or SECA (Social Security) taxes are withheld. QCIN displays verified covered earnings. Use QCIN as the primary source of verification.
Noncovered earnings are wages or self employment income for which FICA or SECA taxes are not withheld.
NOTE Noncovered earnings can only be used to meet the 40 quarters of earnings requirement when a review by SSA is pending.