Will A Survivor Benefit I Receive Form A Municipal Retirement System Affect My Social Security Benefits?

Feb 7 2017 - 6:15am

I have worked all my life and just turned 62, I have worked plenty enough to draw my own ss when I retire at 65. My husband passed away in 2003 at a young age, and I received a small check from the Municiple Retirement System each month from the job he held. Will this amount be deducted from my SS benefits when I do retire?

Hi,

The only pensions that affect Social Security benefits are pensions based on your own work that was exempt from Social Security taxes. So, a survivor pension from your husband's former employer won't affect your Social Security benefit rates.

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Best, Jerry