I am a school teacher getting ready to retire. Because of the state I am in, I do not pay into the social security system. As a second job, I am an aerobics instructor. This work is considered contract labor....no money is taken out for social security purposes....but I do report it at the end of the year when filing my tax return. I have been doing this now for many years and the income ranges anywhere from $2000 - $4000 per year.
My question is: Can I get soc. sec. quarters/credit for the aerobics job? And if so, how would I go about it?
Any info will truly be appreciated, especially since I currently have only 26 quarters/credits and I would like to have 40.
Again, thanks in advance for your help!