Non-Covered Pension - WEP / GPO

Will My Husband's UN Pension Prevent Him From Receiving Spousal Benefits?

My husband receives a pension from the United Nations Joint Staff Pension fund. He was not a citizen while employed at UN and did not contribute to social security. Is he entitled to claim spousal benefits based on my social security record? We pay taxes on the taxable portion of his UN pension. The local social security office told us that his pension is considered a government pension. I've been reading online that it is considered a foreign pension and therefore he can claim spousal benefits. Who's right?

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Will My SS Be Reduced If I Receive Any Of My Husband's Pension?

I receive ss from the public sector. My husband worked both public and private sectors. He receives reduced ss and a fireman's pension. I will receive 40% of his pension. Will my ss be reduced if I receive any of his pension?

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No. Receipt of a spousal or survivor benefit from a pension program that's based on your spouse's work and earnings would have no effect on your Social Security benefits.

Best, Jerry

Will My Social Security Benefit Be Reduced If I Receive A FERS Pension?

I paid into SS and have my 40 quarters and also paid into FERS and am fully vested. Is my SS reduced because of double dipping?

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No. Your Social Security benefits wouldn't be reduced due to receipt of a FERS (Federal Employee Retirement System) pension, because earnings covered under FERS are also subject to Social Security taxes. Social Security benefits are only subject to reduction under the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) if a person receives a pension based on their work that was exempt from Social Security taxes.

Best, Jerry

If I Start Drawing My Canadian Pension 5 Years Prior To Drawing My U.S. Social Security, Will The WEP Reduction Be Back Dated?

My question is regarding the scenario if I apply for my Canada pension when I am eligible at age 65 but wait to apply until 70 to apply for my US social security. My CPP is for a very small amount - annual approx. $1,600 I do not have enough substantial income to eliminate WEP on SS. Will the WEP for social security at 70 be calculated based on when I start receiving both pensions at the same time at age 70 or will it back date somehow to factor in the CPP benefits I received from ages 65 to 70?

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Will My Benefits Be Increased When I Qualify For Spousal Benefits In The Future?

I am 59 years old, and I plan to retire from teaching when I am 65 years old. I will be subject to the WEP for my social security benefits for the non-teaching wages earned. If I claim SS benefits at any time from from now until to my full retirement age, will those benefits be increased (applying spousal benefits additions) when my wife reaches her full retirement age (she is 8 years younger than I am, and 1/2 of her SS benefits at that time will be larger than my benefits with the WEP applied.

Thank you.

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