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Will military retirement reduce my Social Security amount?

Answer: It will not, as explained below but the question brings up a topic not mentioned for a while, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Pensions are not usually considered when computing your Social Security benefit and do not reduce SSA retirement or disability amounts. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is an exception to this. In very limited cases, mainly involving people who had government employment without paying into Social Security, their pension can result in a lowered SSA amount based on their own work record. Read more…

Source:  Howard I. Kossover, Social Security public affairs specialist for North Dakota and western Minnesota, via www.dl-online.com

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