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I am now working for the Federal Government and have been

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I am now working for the Federal Government and have been for the last 47 years. However, I may be retiring in 2017. I am now receiving a Social Security Check for 238.00 per month because I worked in private industry before I started working for the Government. I got all of my 40 quarters in before I started for the Government. If I retire this year, what will happened to my Social Security. Will I stopped receiving Social Security Checks. And if I do continue to receive SS Checks after I retired, what amount will my benefit be? My email address is***@******.*** Thank you! *****: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

Once you start receiving your government pension, your SSA retreiement benefit will be reduced by the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Here is a chart on how the WEP reduces your benefit: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/wep-chart.html

The WEP goes into place if you have a pension based on earnings not covered by Social Security and it can affect the amount of your Social Security benefit. See link for more information: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/wep.html

If you worked in the private sector for 20 years or more, the WEP will not affect your SS benefit but if it is less than it probably will.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

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