How WEP can affect a person's Social Security

USA Today - So, first, it seems any Social Security benefits you receive will be affected by WEP (Windfall Elimination Provision) or GPO (Government Pension Offset), says Jim Blankenship, author of A Social Security Owner's Manual. Read Windfall Elimination Provision, Government Pension Offset, and Calculators: GPO Calculator.

o be specific, the WEP, enacted in 1983, reduces Social Security benefit payments to beneficiaries whose work histories include both Social Security-covered and non-covered employment, with the non-covered employment also providing pension coverage, according to a paper published by Alan Gustman, a professor at Dartmouth College, and Thomas Steinmeier, a professor at Texas Tech University.

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