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Noncovered Pension May Affect Spouse or Widow/Widower Benefit

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If you will receive a pension for work not covered by Social Security (such as government employment), any Social Security benefits you may be eligible to receive on your spouse's record may be reduced. This type of benefit reduction is called Government Pension Offset (GPO).

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Beginning in 2007, the bottom of page two of your Social Security Statement also contains information on how GPO may affect your future retirement benefit.

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Last reviewed or modified Friday Sep 12, 2008
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