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You would be subject to the "government pension offset" on your survivor benefit
So, your survivor benefit would be reduced by 2/3 of your pension benefit
So, if 2/3 your pension is greater than your survivor benefit you would not get a benefit
If you have 30 years of earnings, then you are not subject to the government pension offset
But if you have less than 30 years, unfortunately you are subject to those rules
You could contact social security and get a copy of your earnings record. If you have 30 years of work where you paid into social security you would be good
You have to have the 30 years to not be subject to the government pension offset
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