Non-Covered Pension - WEP / GPO

Why Don't I Get More Of My Deceased Husband's Social Security?

Retired after 23 yrs, husband is deceased, retired Major Airforce, have DD214 forms, divorced after his retirement, he as in intellengence at Pentagon, I only get 83.00 mthly SS from him, we were married 23 years, why do I not qualify any more of his SS, I checkd with SS here with no answer?


I'm sorry for your loss.

Where Is The Truth?

Hello, good evening.
My wife is 65 years of age and applying for spousal benefits on hers and my record. She is receiving pension in Poland. Before SS worker told us she is going to get about 50% of my benefits and WEP do not apply to this.
I would like to know where is the truth, because right now SS worker took her application and told us she will be penalized for receiving foreign pension. She got about 20 years of work on her record.


How Will The GPO Affect Me?

My husband passed away on November 12 2014; subsequently I am now working at a public school to support me and my children. My question is when I file for survivors benefits at 60 how will the GPO effect me? I only make 12,000 a year and they take out for the teachers retirement fund but I live in Louisiana so they do not have agreement with social security. I will be working for the school system for 12 years by the time I file .

Thank you for your response to this critical question


I'm sorry for your loss.

How Can I Determine Much My Husband's SSDI Rate Would Be Reduced By His NYC Pension?

My husband is applying for SSDI, and recently took disability retirement as a NYC public schook teacher. For his pension, he was encouraged to count all former service time so recently applied for some of ancient hours in the city system. The hours total maybe 4 months of a career of over 20 years. But we learned from SS that because no security tax was taken on those hours, his SSDI payment could be reduced. How can I find out how much the offset would be, so we can evaluate if he should pursue getting those hours applied to the pension (not yet processed) or forgo them?

Will My PERA Retirement Reduce My Spousal Benefits To Nothing?

I am currently 66 and started collecting my deceased ex-spouses social security benefit at full retirement age (December 2017). He has been deceased for 9 years and we were married 30 years. It is $1,656.00 per month. I also worked for over 20 years and paid into social security, but mine was only going to be $786.00 per month. I have worked for a school district for almost 25 years and have not paid into social security but into PERA. My question is: Will my PERA retirement reduce the spousal benefits to nothing? Is there anything else that factors into this?

Does This Information Change Your Answer?

Thank you Larry for answering my question. I'm not sure why I would fall under the WEP if I paid into the national health system to qualify for a pension in the UK and Canada Pension Plan). I've paid what I needed to in order to get a pension and also social security in the USA. I'm sorry if my question was misleading, I saw an answer on your website mentioning something about working for the government, and may have given the impression I didn't pay the required amounts from my wages. In all cases, I have always had drawn from my wages the required amounts.