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Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)
|If you work for a federal, state or local government agency, a nonprofit organization or in another country, you may be eligible for a pension based on earnings not covered by Social Security.
A pension based on earnings not covered by Social Security can affect the amount of your Social Security benefit. We do not know whether you are eligible for such a pension, so the benefit estimates on your Social Security Statement have not been adjusted for such a possibility.
Our Windfall Elimination Provision fact sheet explains whether you might be affected.
See how WEP can affect your benefit
If you think your pension will affect your Social Security benefit, you can
New government pension information on your Social Security Statement
As required by law, beginning in 2007, your Social Security Statement contains more information on how two provisions of law—Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset—may affect your future retirement benefit.
If you have always worked in jobs in which you've paid Social Security taxes, the bottom of page two of your Statement will have this information about the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
If you have worked in some jobs in which you've paid Social Security taxes and worked in some in which you did not, page two of your Statement will have this information about the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
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Last reviewed or modified Friday Sep 12, 2008