Non-Covered Pension - WEP / GPO

Will The Portion Of My Government Pension That's Based On My Military Sevice Count For GPO?

I am considering filing for my spousal benefit when I turn 66 years of age in 2019. I am subject to the Government Pension Offset (GPO). I have been doing research and am wondering if the following Social Security paragraph (404.408a (d) (ii)) applies to my situation. I am currently receiving a pension from a state government. I have 12 years of service credit that are used to calculate my monthly pension from the state. Of those total 12 years, I worked 7 years and purchased 5 years of military service credit.

Am I Eligible To File For Social Security And Will My Indian Navy Pension Reduce My Amount?

I receive pension from Indian Navy fit working from 1971 to 1993.

I moved to US in 1996, worked for last 23 years and am a US citizen now.

Am eligible to file for social security.

Will my pension from Indian Navy reduce
my US social security amount.

Thanks, Andy

Hi Andy,

Isn't My Brother's Wife Eligible For Some Amount Of Social Security Survivor Benefits?

My brother recently died at 68. He started receiving soc.sec. benefits at 62 in the amount of @1600 monthly.
His wife, also 68, is a retired school teacher who was never eligible for soc. sec. and draws a teacher pension in the amount of @51000 a year. Isn't she eligible for some amount of social security survivor benefits?
Thank you.

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Is There Any Way I Can Draw Social Security Benefits Of Any Type?

I am a 63 year old retired federal civil service retiree with 25 quarters of social security. My wife of 30 years is 56 years old and is a retired public school teacher and has her 40 quarters of social security paid. Is there anyway I can draw social security benefits of any type? If I can would I have to wait until my wife turns 62?

Hi,

Why Does The Amount Of My Social Security Keep Changing?

I found out about the WEP and the other one AFTER I retired from the Clark County School District in henderson, NV. Once I got over my rage and realized it was a law that I could do nothing about I resigned myself to a much, much lower monthly payment. My question to you is why does the amount of my SS keep changing. I always get two letters telling me that they overpaid me and I owe them such and such an amount I have mailed them a statement from PERS everytime my pension increases (a big $2- $20) I Just received two more letters a few days ago.

Would Making A Few Extra Dollars Negate A GPO Exception?

Dear Larry,

I'm a 68 year old retired teacher who paid into a state pension that didn't pay into social security for 12 years, and then I worked for a school for 6 years that did pay into social security. I was collecting a WEP-reduced social security for several years, and when my ex-husband of 24 years had passed away, I tried to file for spousal survivor benefits.

Can Social Security Withhold What I Contributed Because I Have A Decent Savings Account?

This is my background. I am a 66 year old American citizen. I worked 26 years overseas so I was not able to contribute to Social Security Insurance during those 26 years. (I received a lump sum payment from the company I worked for. I do not receive a monthly check from that company.)
However I also worked 20 years in the states and paid into the SSI every paycheck. I am semi retired and plan to continue to work for as long as I can and will therefore have to continue to pay SSI.

Is It True That I Can Only Obtain The Minimum Pay Out From Social Security?

I have a private pension fund through the City of St Paul. When I retired in 2000, I was told I could only obtain the minimum pay out from SSA because of a Ronald Reagan ruling. Is this correct? I have been working since I was 16 as many others.My check every month is 291.00.

Hi,

Well, my assumption is that what you're referencing is the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). That amendment to the Social Security law was passed by Congress during the Reagan years.

Would Collecting My Mexican Pension Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

Hi! I'm 59 years old and I have Parkinson's. I'm disabled and currently receiving Social Security Disability Benefits every month. I'm both a US citizen and Mexican Citizen and I'm about to start claiming my pension from Mexico at age 60. Would collecting my Mexican Pension affect my Social Security Disability benefits?

Hi,

Can I Now Claim Benefits On My Ex-Husband's Record?

I have a teachers retirement pension from California. I divorced my husband after 35 years of marriage and I have never remarried. I began collecting my teachers pension in 1996 and it will continue for the rest of my life. My ex-husband who worked in the private sector his whole life recently passed away. His wages throughout his work life were subject to social security withholding and would have been defined as highly compensated. Can I now claim social security based and my ex-husbands earnings and be exempted from the windfall elimination provisions of social security.

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