I have a foreign pension and I have 36 US work credits. Am I eligible for Social Security?
Full question: If I have 36 points in US Social Security, and have a pension from European countries that have totalization agreement with US, will I avoid the WEP if I DON’T fulfill the 10 year rule/40 points minimum, or will I be not eligible for US pension at all? Hi there, If you do…Read More
Will WEP affect my US benefits before I collect my foreign pension?
Full question: I’m an expat about to apply for early benefits (62 years old). I will also start start collecting a foreign pension when I’m 65. Will WEP affect my US benefits until I start collecting the foreign pension (for 3 years until I’m 65)? Hi there, If you are not yet collecting the foreign…Read More
Does the WEP rule apply to my Social Security retirement benefit when I collect a pension from the UK?
Full question: Hi Martha, Would you be able to calculate what the WEP impact would be for my Social Security work payments while I was working USA (started taking at 62 once I retired and returned to UK ). I am looking at the impact if I decide to take my UK government retirement pension….Read More
Will a French pension impact a spousal and/or personal Social Security benefit?
Full question: Hello, Martha — my wife receives a Social Security check that’s based partly on her earnings ($500/month) and partly on a spousal benefit that brings her monthly payment up to half of mine. She is eligible for a small pension from France for work that she did before moving to the US. The…Read More
Does WEP apply to my foreign pension?
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? Hi, Thank you for the question. Yes, the WEP rule still applies to if you are…Read More
Will my wife’s non-covered foreign pension be subject to the GPO?
Full question: My wife is Italian and will collect a work pension from a UK University which is non-covered, in terms of Social Security. I collect SS benefits for about 19 years of covered work in the US. Will my wife’s non-covered University pension be subject to GPO, and so reduced? Hello, Thank you for…Read More