My divorced spousal benefit is more than my own benefit. I also have a pension from Belgium. Will WEP apply?

Published: July 13, 2022

Full question: I have social security benefits but would like to apply for Divorced Spouse as I will receive more than from my own record. I also receive a pension from Belgium. I know that GPO will not apply but will WEP apply?

Hi there,

The WEP rule only affects your retirement benefits, not dependent benefits such as ex-spousal benefits.

The GPO rule can cause a pension to affect these dependent benefits, but the GPO does not apply to foreign pensions.

Take care,

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