SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home900. Does Social Security cover most types of work?

Most types of employment in the U.S. are covered by Social Security. Some work, however, is specifically excluded by the law. Other types of work are covered only under certain conditions. This Chapter explains what employment is not covered by Social Security and what conditions must be met before certain types of employment otherwise excluded can be covered. The special coverage provisions for employment for State and local governments are explained in Chapter 10.