State and Local Government Employment
Work you do for a state or local government agency, including a school system, college or university, is covered by Social Security in certain cases.
If you are covered by both your state or local pension plan and Social Security, you pay Social Security and Medicare taxes just as you would for any other Social Security covered job. You will see your earnings on your Social Security Statement record.
If you are covered only by your state or local pension plan:
- You don't pay Social Security taxes and your earnings won't be on your Social Security record. (Your record will show your Medicare wages if you pay into that program.)
- Your pension from noncovered state or local government employment may affect the amount of your: