Does WEP apply to my foreign pension?

Published: March 28, 2023

Full question: Is my social security benefit wrongly reduced for WEP? I am retired and my benefit subjected for WEP, but there is no totalization agreement with Turkey where I worked before moving to USA. Does WEP still apply?


Thank you for the question.

Yes, the WEP rule still applies to if you are receiving a foreign pension and also collecting Social Security based on your earnings for work in the United States.

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