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I retired from the postal service seven years ago with a small

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I retired from the postal service seven years ago with a small civil service pension, at that time I was told I had to give up a 40 percent discount on the amount of social security I would be entitled to because I would be collecting a civil service pension. When will I be able to collect this 40 percent I have given up?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client relationship. You are subject to what is called the Windfall elimination provision (WEP). This reduces your social security because of you receiving a pension in which you did not pay into social security. It reduces your SS by a percentage of your pension and unfortunately you will not be repaid this amount. It is gone forever because of SSA regulations and the federal government. Depending on the size of your pension and the size of your SS, you might not lose 40% of your SS, but you will lose some percentage. There is nothing that can be done. Please let me know if you have any further questions and please positively rate my answer if satisfied. There should be smiley faces or numbers from 1-5 to choose from. This extra step will cost you nothing extra and will ensure that I will be compensated for my time by the site.
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Just checking back in, do you have any further questions?