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You will find the fact sheet in the “Retirement” section under “Topics. Year Substantial earnings In other words, there are 20 years of “zero” earnings on my Social Security record. I currently have about 15 years of Social Security covered employment. This page was last edited on 22 Aprilpybs 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.

They don’t get higher benefits. That is why we have a second Social Security representative monitor some telephone calls. People with very high incomes might get around a 30 percent rate of return. However, occasionally, laws, policies or provisions change and individual circumstances may vary. Your Social Security retirement or disability benefits may be reduced. It does not count towards the annual earnings limit for social security.

They have two publications on their website that may be helpful, too: Is it true that my state pension will be offset by my 1045 security income once I start drawing Social Security? Frank is a retired mid-level manager with our local utility company.

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 They are both 66 years old. Oubs retired from the department of Social Services and I currently receive a pension through the State. So poor people get a rate of return that can be up to 90 percent. We suggest you contact the Social Security Administration at www.


We separate your average earnings into three amounts and multiply the amounts using three factors. We treat all calls confidentially.

Windfall Elimination Provision

And that includes a WEP reduction, which I will explain. 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 worked in other jobs long enough to qualify for a retirement or disability benefit.

It also does not apply if: Had my benefit been figured using the regular Social Security formula, I would have received the same 90 percent rate of return that my neighbor’s maid is getting. While in effect, it also affects the benefits of others claiming on the same social security record.

If you get a pension from a job that was not covered by Social Security, that pension will be treated just like a Social Security retirement pension, and it will be used to offset any benefits you might be due on a spouse’s Social Security record.


That makes me look as poor as Maria, and that’s why I’d normally get the same 90 percent return rate. I had a decent-paying government job most of my life that isn’t reflected in my Social Security earnings history. When calculating based on YOCs acquired, the following chart shows what percentage to apply before the first bend-point: At the bottom of the home page, click the “Publications” link.

You should get a rate similar to all average-income Americans — about 40 percent. 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?


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 also receive a pension based on work not covered by Social Security. The Windfall Elimination Provision affects how the amount of your retirement or disability benefit is calculated if you receive a pension from work where Social Security taxes were not taken out of your pay.

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 average replacement rate for highly paid workers is about 25 percent.

You reached 62 after ; or You became disabled after ; and You first became eligible for a monthly pension based on work where you did not pay Social Security taxes aftereven if you are still working. She deserves the 90 percent return rate that she is getting.

There are many Rumor Central questions about social security that may provide you with more insight, including this one which addresses the federal Windfall Elimination Provision WEP. We can answer specific questions from 7 a. For example, lower-paid workers vov get a Social Security benefit that equals about 55 percent of their pre-retirement earnings.

Past questions and answers are left on Rumor Central for reference. Gof you may have heard about is the temporary benefit that is available to members who choose the MSEP plan at retirement.