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Non-Covered Pension - WEP / GPO

Will My UK Pension Affect My US Social Security Benefit Rate?

i have pension from UK .worked in USA have worked 10 years ,have 10 ceadis . if i apply do i have to declare my pension i get from UK, if i declare would it affect UK pension,What is Windfall EP, does it affect me . i am thinking to moove back in UK. or India . Do USA/UK exchange my information.Please answer me asap as i have to travel as my mother is sick, i am 70 year old.please give me your Tele no so i can have consultation. thanks.


Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 08:15

Will My Husband's UK Pension Affect My Social Security Benefit?

To pay medical insurance I want to collect my SS (I will be 64 in Aug). My husband is from the UK and he has credits for about 20 yrs work in the UK We married in 1987 and he retired in 2005 after 18 yrs working in US, He is receiving US SS and a small reduced UK SS. Questions - I understand he was supposed to inform US SS about the UK SS (when he filled out the papers he was honest and told both of them, the US that he was going to file in the UK and the UK that he had an US SS)? and does any of this have an effect on my SS which is more because I worked for 30 yrs.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 07:30

Does WEP Apply If A Person Receives A Non-Covered Survivor Pension?

Client A is had no non-covered pension and is eligible for Social Security on own record. Client B (A's spouse) has non-covered pension with survivor benefit. If client B dies and client A thus begins receiving a survivor's benefit from the non-covered pension, is client A's social security now reduced for WEP?



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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:15

What Would This Teacher Get If She's Widowed?

Couple (both 63) - he elected to rollover what would have been pension benefits, so he has no pension but would have SS benefits of approximately $2,700 a month at 66. She is a teacher and her SS benefits show now as $289 a month at 66; she would also have a teacher pension of $18,000 a year by then. If he dies at say age 68, would she get his full SS benefit (plus her own pension) or would it be reduced in some way? I'm thinking a windfall issue in here somewhere. Thanks!


Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:45

Will My German Pension Cause My Widow's Benefit To Be Reduced?

I hope you can enlighten me on the following situation.
I am widowed and took my survivor benefits at age 60. I am 63 years now and also entitled to my pension from my work in Germany. Is it correct that social security will reduce my widows benefit by 2/3? My own US benefit is quite small at approx 500$ a month. My german benefit is approx $700 per month. My widows benefit is $1232 a month. So just keep the survivor benefit? I am still working at this point.
Thank you for your assistance.


Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 07:45

Do I Have A Choice Between WEP & GPO?

Hello Mr. Koltikoff, I have a SS question that I have researched multiple times but am unable to find an answer. And right now, I don't trust SS to give me the correct one.

I am a retired Texas teacher and paid into TRS. I understand the WEP and while I don't like it, it is what it is. For now. Anyway, my ex-husband died five years ago at the age of 62. We were married for 23 years. I know I am entitled to a survivor's benefit and thus the GPO affects me as well. (I am 64 and am waiting until I turn 66 to make any SS decisions.)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 06:30

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

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?


Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 06:15
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