Not affiliated with the US Social Security Administration

The Extent of Social Security Coverage

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

800. The Extent of Social Security Coverage

800.1 Who are employees?

For Social Security purposes, you are considered an employee if:

  1. You are an officer of a corporation (see §§824-825);

  2. You meet the "common-law test" (see §§802-823);or

  3. You are in one of the four specific occupations described in §§826-830.

800.2 Why is employment status important?

Employees and the self-employed are treated differently under the Social Security program. It is important for you to know if you are an employee or a self-employed person for Social Security purposes because your tax rate could be affected.

Last Revised: March, 2001

Ads

Recent Content

Before Freezing Credit, Consider Opening Social Security Online Account

A report states that, in order to establish an online Social Security account at ssa.gov, the Social Security Administration must have access to your credit report to verify your identification.

Thus, before freezing your credit (to mitigate the risk of recent hacks), consider setting up an account at ssa.gov first.

National Social Security Advisor Certification Available

If you're looking for advice on Social Security benefits, it may be useful to find someone with the "National Social Security Advisor" certification.

Although the NSSA appears to be a privately issued certificate, it seems to convey some level of knowledge about Social Security benefits. Finding a financial advisor with NSSA certification may be something worth exploring.

Ads

Ads

Not affiliated with the US Social Security Administration