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Yet it has many teachers, police officers and other public employees who spent most of their working lives in jobs not covered by Social Security — but who, like me, paid into Social Security in side jobs — up in arms.

The Windfall Elimination Provision primarily affects you if you earned a pension in any job where you did not pay Social Security taxes and you also hov in other jobs long enough to qualify for a retirement or disability benefit. And that includes the compensation I get for writing this column, for which I pay Social Security self-employment taxes.

Windfall Elimination Provision

Verify you are human. There are some people who divided their careers between Social Security-covered jobs and non-Social Security-covered jobs.

I spent the bulk of my life working for the federal government. That is why vov have a second Social Security representative monitor some telephone calls.

Will my State pension lower the amount of my Social Security benefit? Log in to your Member Homepage and change your preferences.

And the WEP law recognizes that. Windfall Elimination Provision Posted on 8: The Special Minimum PIA, intended to assist individuals with low earnings over their working life, has been in effect on all benefits payable since January Most folks impacted by WEP despise the law, until they understand why it exists. Is it true that my state pension will be offset by my social security income once I start drawing Social Security?

This page was last edited on 22 Aprilat Under these provisions, a future PIA used for any benefits after can be no smaller than: If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, Special rules apply to deciding which method to use or if to use different guaranteed PIAs.


The second table shows the percentage used depending on the number of years of substantial earnings. For example, lower-paid workers could get a Social Security benefit that equals about 55 percent of their pre-retirement earnings. They think they have been singled out for Social Security benefit reductions that just aren’t fair. You will find the fact sheet in the “Retirement” section under “Topics. Skip to content Social Security Online.

Ten years of Social Security work is the minimum.

If you have 21 to 29 years of substantial earnings, the 90 percent factor is reduced to between 45 and 85 percent. Average-income people get a return rate in the 40 percent range.

Need to know more? When the WEP applies, it is used in determining all benefits on the record, both for the primary beneficiary and any auxiliaries. The 90 percent factor is reduced in the modified formula and phased in for workers who reached age 62 or became disabled between and The highest of these four PIA amounts is used on the record. Submit a Rumor Central Question. In the MSEPthe temporary benefit is available until a person turns age 62, which happens to coincide with gpv earliest age Social Security benefits can be drawn.

See the first table that lists the amount of substantial earnings for each year. Frank is a retired mid-level manager with our local utility company. When your benefits may be affected The Windfall Elimination Provision puhs affects you if you earned a pension in any job where you did not pay Social Security taxes and you puubs worked in other jobs long enough to qualify for a retirement or disability benefit. That is accomplished via a benefit formula structured to give poor people a better deal 1045 their wealthier counterparts.


Maria is divorced and has worked all of her life at low-paying jobs. I retired from the department of Social Services and I currently receive a pension through the State. When calculating based on the year of eligibility, the year in which the beneficiary was eligible for both a Title II Social Security Benefit and the non-covered pension.


To explain the reason for the law, I’ve got to start out telling you a true story.

Windfall Elimination Provision – Wikipedia

We strive to provide the most accurate information possible in our answers to Rumor Central questions. What you may have heard about is the temporary benefit that is available to members who choose the MSEP plan at retirement. The effects of the WEP were phased in between and And that’s what the windfall elimination provision is all about.

People hired by the government after pay into Social Security just like most other people. Prior to the institution of the WEP, beneficiaries who paid little into social security but were paid well outside of the system were given this subsidy.

And that’s what the windfall elimination provision does. There is a companion law called the “windfall elimination provision,” more glv known by its acronym, WEP, which usually reduces any Social Security retirement benefits earned at side jobs by folks who spent goov bulk of their life working at a job that was not covered by Social Security.

You are ogv federal worker first hired after December 31, ; You were employed on December 31,by a nonprofit organization that did not withhold Social Security taxes from your pay at first, but then began withholding Social Security taxes from your pay; Your only pension is based on railroad employment; The only work you did where you did not pay Social Security taxes was before ; or You have 30 or more years of substantial earnings under Social Security.

We suggest you contact the Social Security Administration at www.