Quote Originally Posted by Kram BergGold View Post
The amount used by SS to compute credits (quarters) is line 4 of Form SE. It is not what Cathyc2 said.
Good idea taxguybill but had already tried non farm optional and it did not work.
Could have sworn when I check my earning records on ssa.gov, they used the 1/2 se deduction, but I see it is actually just reduced by the 7.65% from SE. My bad.

On another note, I'm trying to imagine how a person could get through life without having 40 credits or having a spouse from which to tag on benefits.