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I am 75 years old. I have worked as a teacher for 32 years.

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I am 75 years old. I have worked as a teacher for 32 years. I have been receiving widow's pension for 5 1/2 years already. Can I continue widow's pension from social security when I retire?
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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago
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I'm So sorry.

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If you work for a state system that doesn't pay into Social Security, then once you start the teacher's pension, the GPO (Government Pension Offset) will some to play/

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The GPO reduces your survivor benefit by 2/3 or your teacher's pension.

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You can read more abut that here:https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/gpo.html

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So, depending on the SIZE of your teachers pension it may not COMPLETELY eliminate the survivor benefit.

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago

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I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, to clients on three continents, since 1986.

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