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As you know, government employees have certain offsets against their retirement that penalize them for drawing from both their gov't pension and social security. The GPO, or government pension offset, applies if you qualify for spousal or widow's benefits. If it does, you lose about 2/3 of your pension benefit from the social security spouse benefit. I want to check the application in divorce.
I assume your government employment did not have social security taxes withheld.
This does apply to divorced spouses who are eligible for benefits on their ex-spouse's work record.
https://www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html is a link to social security's guide to applying for your ex-spousal benefit.
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