941.Are services performed by employees for the District of Columbia covered by Social Security?

If you work for the District of Columbia and its wholly owned instrumentalities, including work as a substitute teacher in the District school system, your services are covered by Social Security beginning October 1, 1965, unless:

  1. Your work is covered by a retirement system established by a law of the U.S.; or

  2. Your services are specifically excluded by some provision of the law; or

  3. You are performing services as any of the following:

    1. A patient or inmate of a District of Columbia hospital or penal institution;

    2. A student employee of a District of Columbia hospital (including a student nurse, dietitian, and physical or occupational therapist but, not a medical or dental intern or resident in training);

    3. An employee serving on a temporary basis in case of fire, storm, snow, earthquake, flood, or other similar emergencies; or

    4. A member of a board, committee or council of the District of Columbia paid on a per diem, meeting, or other fee basis.

Last Revised: Jun. 30, 2004