4 Years of earnings are indexed up to the second calendar year before the year of earliest. (See the information from Social Security on the “Windfall Elimination Provision” at for more. , January , ICN [] Get Accessible Adobe from your salary, such as a government agency or an employer in another country, the .

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We can answer specific questions from 7 a. But when comparing the rates of return they get based on puubs past incomes and the taxes they paid into the system, Maria comes out ahead. I don’t have the space to get into the nitty gritty of the Social Security benefit computation formula in this column today.

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People hired by the government after pay into Social Security just like most other people. Log in to your Member Homepage and change your preferences. While in effect, it also affects the benefits of others claiming on the same social security record. Rumor CentralWindfall Elimination Provision. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Verify you are human.

The second table shows the percentage used depending on the number of years of substantial earnings. Beforepeople who worked mainly in a job not covered by Social Security had their Social Security benefits calculated as if they were long-term, low-wage workers.

And now that I am retired, I get a monthly civil-service pension. Social Security United States. They think they have been singled out for Social Security benefit reductions that just aren’t fair.


However, occasionally, laws, policies or provisions change and individual circumstances may vary. When calculating based on YOCs acquired, the following chart shows what percentage to apply before the first bend-point: The Pubz Elimination Provision primarily affects you if you earned a pension in any job where you did not pay Social Security taxes and you also worked in other jobs long enough to qualify for a retirement or disability benefit.

However, the vov are technically unrelated. I should get the same rate of return about 40 percent as Frank gets, and for that matter, as all other average-income Americans get. How does it work? The following chart shows the percentages applied before the first bend-point based on the first year the beneficiary was eligible for both: A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about something called the “government pension offset.

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Special rules apply to deciding which method to use or if to use different guaranteed PIAs. Need to know more? And that includes a WEP reduction, which I will explain. Even though Maria gets a much smaller Social Security benefit than Frank, she might find some comfort knowing that she is getting a better deal out of the program than he is.

One final note on this topic: The 90 percent factor is reduced in the modified formula and phased in for workers who reached age 62 or became disabled between and In other words, there are 20 years of “zero” earnings on my Social Security record.

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;ubs Update your Email Subscription: But let’s be honest: 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. Under these provisions, a future PIA used for any benefits after can be no smaller than: I currently have about 15 years of Social Security covered employment. The highest of these four PIA amounts is used on the record. The effects of the WEP were phased in between and And that’s enough to get me a small Social Security check.


They don’t get higher benefits.

The reduction in your Social Security benefit cannot be more than one-half of the amount of your pension based on your earnings after on which you did not pay Social Security taxes. There are some people who divided their careers between Social Security-covered jobs and non-Social Security-covered jobs.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That makes me look as poor as Maria, and that’s why I’d normally get the same 90 percent return rate. In the MSEPthe temporary benefit is available until a person turns age 62, which happens to coincide with the earliest age Social Security benefits can be drawn.