Non-Covered Pension - WEP / GPO

Will I Be Able To Collect My Full State Government Pension And Social Security When I Retire?

Hi Larry,
I saw you mentioned in an AARP publication.
Question: I’m 76 and still working for the State of California which has a pention plan that I pay into. The State also contributes. I am now collecting Social Security monthly. My wife age 72 is also collecting Social Security. When I retire, will I be able to continue to collect Social Security with a reduction and get my full government pension?
Please let me know.
Thanks,
Steve

Hi Steve,

Why Wouldn't My Wife's Spousal Benefits Be Offset If She Receives German Social Security Benefits?

German citizen spouse is receiving US spousal social security benefits based on my record (~$1400). She will be entitled to German Social Security in November of 2019 (~$550). She never worked in the US. I understand from your previous answers that Government Pension Offset (GPO) does not apply to foreign pensions. GN 02608.400 B also states that GPO does not apply to social security benefits.

How Does A 10 Year Transfer Payout Annuity In Lieu Of A Lump Sum Affect GPO And WEP?

How does a 10 year transfer payout annuity in lieu of a lump sum affect GPO and WEP? (Educator in Louisiana). Do the penalties go away at the end of the 10 year period? Also, is the initial lump sum estimated from the day you quit working, the day you are eligible to draw a pension, or the day you actually start withdrawals? I bought your software a few years ago but couldn't get it to match these questions. Thanks!

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Would My Canadian Pension Be Deducted From My U.S. Social Security Spousal Payment?

Context: I am a Canadian citizen who twelve years ago, I moved to the USA and married a US citizen. I have just started to receive a spousal pension under Social Security. I am also now eligible to apply for my Canadian pension, having paid into the Canada Pension Plan my whole whole working life.

Question: If I start to collect my Canadian pension, will US Social Security deduct the amount of my earned Canadian pension payment from my spousal Social Security payment?

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Am I Excepted From The Windfall Elimination Provision?

Am I an exception to the Windfall Elimination Provision? I am a clergy person who began my career in June 1984. At that time I exempted myself from Social Security by filing form 4361 with the IRS. I have worked for religious non-profits much of my career but have also had jobs which withheld social security taxes. The Social Security Administration has a two-page flyer that says in part, "The Windfall Elimination Provision doesn't apply if: ...

Do I Have A Grievance?

I am a Federal retiree who also worked in private industry. I receive both a Federal Pension and Social Security.
In the latest issue of the AARP Bulletin, Jane Bryant Quinn states that your Social Security can't be less than
half of your Pension (see page 31 of the bulletin). My Social Security is 29% of my pension - do I have a
grievance since it is less than 50%?

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If I Accept My Husband's Social Security Do I Still Have To Pay Windfall Elimination To Social Security?

My husband Social Security Benefit at 70 years old is about $3800, mine is $1000.
My pension from CalSTRS is about $525 a month.
We are divorcing.
Question: If I accept his social security do I still have to pay Windfall elimination to the Social Security? How much would it be?

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If I Die Before My Wife, Will She Be Penalized If She Receives Part Of My CALPERS Pension?

I am a retired police officer and my city and I paid no SS taxes. I have 25 years paying into SS in other jobs. My wife has only 32 quarters, thus she draws from my SS, which is obviously reduced because of WEP. If I die first, her SS should increase, but will they continue to penalize her because of my CALPERS Pension, for which she will be entitled to 50%? Thanks!

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