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I am reducing my full-time position to a part-time position.

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I am reducing my full-time position to a part-time position. I do not pay social security because I am a professor in Louisiana. However, I do pay into a 401k. I have worked in the past for about 23 years so I qualify for social security based on that work record. If stay at the same place of employment but just work part-time will my social security benefits be affected by WEP?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.
Yes - a pension based on earnings not covered by Social Security can affect the amount of your Social Security benefit.
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.
Use our WEP Online Calculator or download Detailed Calculator to see how your benefit may be reduced by WEP. be fully excluded from WEP - you should have 30 or more years of substantial earnings under Social Security.Let me know if you need any help.

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