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To get quarters you need "earned income".
Your present job gives you "earned income".
This can be used in your tax return to get your quarters.
I also have been trying to get quarters to be eligible for medicare. I also have 32 and can now "buy into" medicare part A. Not cheap. My small home business gives me my "earned income". When I get 40 quarters, the Part A Medicare is free.
My experience with the social security office - they do not help if your case is at all unusual. You really have to be your own advocate. My interest has all been directed toward the Medicare issue not the s.s.
I cannot understand why your present job does not qualify for your "erned income". It certainly should.
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