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Will My German Pension Be Deducted From My Divorced Spouse Pension From The U.S.?

I expect to get a divorced spouse pension of about 1000 from US social security. I was married in the US for more than 10 years, I did not work much while I was there. I have been back in Germany since 2008 and I am not newly married. I have dual citizenship and worked in Germany so I expect a German pension around 400 euros. Will this be deducted from the US benefit or can I get my German pension in addition to the expected divorced spouse pension?
Thankyou for yor answer!

Hi. No, your German pension won't have any effect on your U.S. divorced spousal benefit amount. Social Security does have a Government Pension Offset (GPO) provision that can affect divorced spousal benefits, but foreign pensions don't count for purposes of the GPO provision.

Best, Jerry

Jan 19 2023 - 9:51am
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