Was this person earning social security credits with their pension?

I guess from your email they did. I work for the state of Massachusetts and I don’t. Also because of my pension my S.S. benefits MUCH less. I do have enough quarters, but it was changed with Reagan with the whole double dip pension change. I believe you can wait until your are 70 to begin collecting S.S. also if this person continued to work they would add to their S.S. benefits.