Social Security: 8 Groups That Miss Out on Benefits.

Not all Americans qualify for Social Security, even those who have worked in the United States.

8 types of people who are not eligible for Social Security:

Those who don't meet age requirements (e.g., at least 62 for retirement benefits)

Those who didn't work long enough (need 40 Social Security credits)

Those who didn't pay into the system (e.g., self-employed who haven't paid Social Security taxes)

Those who are covered by other government pension plans (e.g., state, county, and municipal employees)

Those covered under older federal rules (e.g., certain U.S. government employees hired before 1984)

Those who don't meet citizenship requirements (e.g., foreign nationals who work in the U.S. for their home governments or international organizations)

Retirees who live in certain countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, North Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)

Those jailed for a certain period of time (more than 30 days)