Will My Social Security Be Subject To WEP If I Receive A Survivor Benefit From My Husband's Government Pension Plan?

Aug 12 2019 - 10:06am

I worked for more than 30 years contributing to social security system. My husband, on the other hand, worked for a job contributing to social security previously before he worked for a government for 20 years with a pension plan. We are both preparing to file for retirement. My husbands social security is subjected to WEP. My question is because I am entitled for a spousal survivor benefit from his government pension, will my SOCIAL SECURITY be subject to WEP when i receive the spousal benefit after he passes? Thank you.

Hi,

No, if you receive a spousal or survivor pension from your husband's government pension plan it will have no effect on your Social Security benefits.

Best, Jerry