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Hi. My mane is Eva and I will be happy to help you.
It is not true that a person cannot receive social security and government pension at the same time. Government pension can reduce social security but may not eliminate it completely. It all depends on the amount of SS benefits and pension.
Federal government usually do not pay annuities. Generally, a person working for federal government receives a pension. Annuity is a financial product offered by private investment companies. Which means, an annuity usually do not offset social security benefits. If your friend is worried, she should check with the social security if her annuity will affect her benefits but I doubt. Her widows benefits are based on her late husband's payments. If his benefits were reduced by his annuity, her benefits were adjusted accordingly at the time she applied for her benefits.
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