Will My Husband's SS Be Affected By WEP If He Receives A Survivor Pension?

Apr 10 2019 - 10:05am

I am working for the state of NH, and I stop contributing to SS because I will get a pension from government. My husband is contributing to SS. I know WEP applies to me, but if my husband is my survivor, and he gets my pension from the state, his SS will be affected by WEP?

Hi,

No. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) can only cause a person's Social Security retirement or disability benefits to be reduced if they receive a pension based on THEIR OWN earnings that were exempt from Social Security taxes. So, if your husband receives a survivor pension based on YOUR non Social Security covered work it will have no effect on his Social Security benefits.

Best, Jerry