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Non-Covered Pension - WEP / GPO

Will My Wife's Spousal Benefits Be Reduced When She Starts Receiving Her UK State Pension?

My wife and I are US citizens aged 68 and 67. We both worked in the UK for 30 years. I am receiving a UK state pension and a US social security pension which is reduced by the WEP. My wife receives a US spousal pension ( she did not have enough points to apply for a SS pension) which was determined at the same time as my WEP reduced pension.
My wife is entitled to a UK state pension. When she claims that will she need to notify the SSA and will it reduce her spousal pension?

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 15:24

Will My DCP Be Subject To The Windfall Elimination Provision?

I am expecting to lose my job at a non-SS participating employer (the state) in the next few months. I have a DCP and will be able to roll over the entire account which I plan to do. I'm not eligible for retirement so I'll just be unemployed. Will that DCP be subject to the "Windfall" elimination provision (I put it in quotes because it's hardly a windfall). Thanks.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 15:01

Does WEP Apply In My Case?

I will be eligible for full retirement in February of 2022 (born in December of 1955) at which time I will have accrued 21 years with substantial earnings in the US. I have also worked overseas for a period of 18 years without SS withholdings and I will be using US credits to get a pension there as well. My overseas overall pension will be reduced by 30% because of the fact I will also receive US retirement benefits. Does WEP apply in my case and if so how will my SS retirement benefits be affected?

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 11:10

How Will Our Client's SS Benefits Be Affected By A Rollover Of Her 401A Account?

We have a client with a 401A, non covered retirement account and is leaving their employer. They have no prior substantial earnings years. They are starting a new covered job and plan to work there for many years.
if we choose to roll this 401A to an IRA now (she is 40 yrs old today), and we take distributions from that IRA beginning age 60, when she takes her SS benefit at FRA, how is the SS benefit affected?
Will it be reduced by WEP?

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 10:06

Would I Be Able To Get Social Security Benefits Without A Reduction?

I had worked under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for
27 years, but was grandfathered under the Employment Retirement System (ERS) of Texas and retired with them with a combined total years of 30 years of service. The ERS does not fall under the Windfall E Provision but the Teacher Retirement did. Would I be able to get full social security benefits without have a reduced social security benefit?

Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 07:30

Will Either WEP Or GPO Reduce My Divorced Spouse's Benefits If I Receive A Belgian Government Pension?

At FRA I will start drawing USA Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefits (I was married 20 years and never remarried). I am also eligible for a government pension (SS) from Belgium. Will either WEP or GPO apply and reduce my Divorced Spouse Social Security because of my Belgian govt pension? Thank you in advance.

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 18:15

Why Did Social Security Take Away The Amount Of My Swedish Pension From My Social Security Benefit Here?

I am from Sweden and got to this country December 1979,i had never been in the us before. I worked In Sweden for 7 years before I got to US I worked for a small Swedish with no contact with us.. I started to work in us after I got married in September of 1980 and I worked of and on till I retired in 2019 at age of 67 I worked about 23 years in us. When I applied for my SOC I told that I got a small SOC. From Sweden for the 7 years I worked. Before coming to us and because of that they took of that amount on my us social security and called it windfall, how come??

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 07:37
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