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The Social Security Amendments of Public Law provided for the WEP as a means of eliminating the “windfall” of social security benefits received by beneficiaries who pub receive a pension based on work not covered by Social Security.

When that WEP formula is applied to my Social Security computation, it gives me the roughly 40 percent return rate rather than the 90 percent rate intended for the very poorest of our citizens.

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For example, lower-paid workers could get a Social Security benefit that equals about 55 percent of their pre-retirement earnings. If a past employee opts to withdraw MOSERS funds all at once upon early retirement age, will that effect their monthly social security amount down the road, after reaching eligible age for such? Update your Email Subscription: When calculating based on YOCs acquired, the following chart shows what yov to apply before the first bend-point: They had the advantage of receiving a Social Security benefit representing a higher percentage of their earnings, plus a pension from a job where they did not pay Social Security taxes.


It does not count towards the annual earnings limit for social security.

Windfall Elimination Provision

There are some people who divided their careers between Social Security-covered jobs and non-Social Security-covered jobs. We also want to make sure you receive accurate and courteous service. Most folks impacted by WEP despise the law, until they understand why it exists.


Even though Maria gets a much smaller Social Security benefit than Frank, she might find some comfort knowing that she is getting a better gvo out of the program than he is.

The effects of the WEP were phased in between and They are both 66 years old. There are a number of things you can do online.

But folks such as myself, who were hired before then, were covered by the civil service retirement system, not Social Security. While in effect, it also affects the benefits of others claiming on the same social security record. Whereas Widow’s and Widower’s Benefits take into account the amount of benefits the primary beneficiary may have received while living, a fictitious amount is created as if WEP did not apply for this purpose.

That is accomplished via a benefit formula structured to give poor people a better deal than their wealthier counterparts.

The second table shows the percentage used depending on the number of years of tov earnings. If you have 21 to 29 years of substantial earnings, the 90 percent factor is reduced to between 45 and 85 percent.

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1004 average replacement rate for highly paid workers is about 25 percent. 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. Looking for a newsletter article? Because I look like a poor person to the Social Security Administration’s computers.


Under these provisions, a future PIA used for any benefits after can be no smaller than: A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about something called the “government pension offset.

The Social Security benefit formula uses a year base. Skip to content Social Security Online. It’s the story of my neighbor Frank and his maid, Maria. Pubx, the two are technically unrelated.

Explaining the Windfall Elimination Provision

To do so, I will use myself as an example. You are a federal worker first hired after December 31, ; You were employed pubd 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.

But if you are someone who spent your lifetime as a teacher or a police officer, or a federal government gv like me, you are simply not in the same boat as Maria.