Will Social Security reduce my spouse’s benefits if I get a government pension based on my own earnings?

We reduce spouse’s or surviving spouse’s benefits if you also get a retirement or disability pension based on your own federal, state, or local government work not covered by Social Security. This reduces your Social Security benefit by two-thirds of the amount of the government pension. This sometimes reduces a spouse’s benefit to zero.

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Retirement Planner: Government Pension Offset (GPO)

Government Pension Offset

Calculators: GPO Calculator

Information For Government Employees








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  • Date Created: 03/28/2014
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