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Are services performed under Federally sponsored economic and human development programs covered by Social Security?

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

942. Are services performed under Federally sponsored economic and human development programs covered by Social Security?

Some services performed under federally sponsored economic and human development programs are covered by Social Security and others are not. In some instances, these services are designated by public law to be performed in the employ of the U.S. In other instances, these services may be covered as State and local government employment. They may also be considered employment by private nonprofit organizations.

Whether or not the services are covered by Social Security depends on the particular program and the identity of the employer for whom the services are performed. A discussion of some of the major programs under which Social Security coverage may exist is contained in §§943-947.

Last Revised: March, 2001


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