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Don’t be blindsided by the Windfall Elimination Provision or the Government Pension Offset

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) may affect anyone who has worked in a government civil service job which didn’t withhold Social Security payroll taxes, but who is also eligible for Social Security benefits.  This FEDweek article by Reg Jones explains why those who will receive a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension should carefully evaluate the impact WEP and GPO might have on their Social Security benefits when planning to retire.  To read more about this topic, click here.  If you are affected by WEP or GPO, you may want to consider AMAC’s free Social Security Advisory service, information about which is available at


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Comments On This Topic

  1. WIDOWS NEED HELP NOW! Kent Conrad and James Lockhart….think that Soc Security should be MORE FAIR to Widowed Women! Conrad thinks widowed women should GET THEIR OWN BENEFITS and 3/4 of their DECEASED SPOUSE’S BENEFITS! This model for Soc Sec would keep Widowed Women OUT OF POVERTY!!! REPEAL: WEP & GPO for Widowed Women WHO TEACH IN MISSOURI! Tell Congressmen to PASS: HR 973 & S 1651. OR….Time To Correct the MATH FOR WEP….per Kevin Brady’s HR 711.

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