my husband is collecting social security .We are both originally from UK My husband has small private teacher pension and small government pension through paying in stamps while working there.He worked over here over 30 years and the Windfall Elimination Act did not affect him .I have a small pension from social security of 300 a month so I am looking to take spousal benefits which would be more as my husbands social security $2100 a month.
Non-Covered Pension - WEP / GPO
I will turn 66 (full retirement age for SS) in 2 months. I worked for 17 years and qualify for SS from that work . I have been working as a teacher for the past 15 years and have not paid into SS for that work. My question is , If I plan to teach for 4 more years before I collect my teacher retirement. Can I receive SS benefits while i am still teaching and not have it reduced by WEP until I start to collect my teacher retirement in 4 years?
My husband died seven years ago. I am a Federal GOV employee. Social Security told me that because I still work full time and am a GOV employee, I could not collect my deceased husband's Social Security. I feel that I am penalized because I am a GOV employee. My retirement will be under CSRS and I will never collect Social Security because I don't pay it. Is this correct/
I'm sorry for your loss.
My wife and I immigrated to the USA from the UK in 1977. We maintained voluntary UK pension payments for about 10 years after entitling us to a reduced UK pension. I am 69, my wife 67. We have been receiving and paying tax on the UK pension for several years. My wife, who has worked 25 years, recently applied for SSI in the USA and is being questioned on the UK pension with potential for USA SSI to be reduced based upon UK pensions received presumably based upon "Windfall". Is there any defense against this? As we paid into both it seems somewhat unfair.
I was married for 21 years and have been divorced for 21. I retired from teaching with a pension but no social security as I only earned 37 quarters with odd jobs. Am I able to collect social security from my ex husband. I was told that if my pension is more than what I would collect from my ex husband's social security, the ss benefit from my husband is cancelled out. Is this accurate?
If I start collecting SS at age 62, but continue working full time at my current non contributing SS CALpers job, will WEP deductions apply or only after I retire and start collecting my pension?
My mother is a Hungarian citizen and the green card holder in the US since 1999. She worked full time in Hungary for 40 years and retired there lawfully at the age of 62, and started receiving social security benefit from there. Hungary did not have any type of pension or retirements at the time she worked there, so there was no way to accumulate any savings. She moved to the US in 1999 and has been continuously employed since, first part time, then full time.
I work for the MBTA, recently I have read articles about MBTA pension fund be converted into Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System. MBTA pensioners pay into SS. I have only worked at the MBTA for 5 years. I have been paying into Social Security since age 16. I have over 47 Qtrs. Can the State of Mass legally, by converting the pension, take away or reduce my SS benefit that I have contributed too,over 40 Qtrs.in the private sector?
Dear Larry, thank for taking my question. I'm almost 67, and my wife almost 66. I get State cum County pension of about $6500/-, I'm still working for my Corporation. My wife not working, her past SS statements show that she is already have enough credits for $ 1000/-. My SS statement show about the same. Due to my pension, how much it can effect our social security. What are our best options. Please guide. Thank you.
Hi, I am turning 70 in Sept 2017 and have chosen to keep working because i enjoy it. I have not yet started taking my teacher STRS pension of about 4,000 per month, which i understand is subject to WEP and GPO rules. My wife will begin taking her ss at 70 in August 2017 and getting about 2,500 per month. My ss is about 1000 per month, based on about 20 years of work under ss. My questions are:
1) If i do not start my STRS pension, does WEP and GPO rules apply to my ss taken at 70?