What is the name of your state? Georgia
i have been working legally here in the U.S for 7 years. My last social security statement shows that i have 38 credits at this time, and to get retirement benefits, you need 40 credits. My questions are:
1- can i qualify for social security benefits if i am not a permanent resident of the U.S. ?
( i don't have a green card. I just have a work visa H1-B valid til april 2008)
2- and if i can qualify, can i collect benefits then if i am living outside of the U.S. ?
3- and if i don't qualify for social security benefits, is there anything i can qualify for since i have paid social security taxes for over 7years ?
thanks a bunch!!!