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Do supplemental retirement plan payments count as wages?

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

1319. Do supplemental retirement plan payments count as wages?

Effective January 1, 1984, your supplemental retirement plan payments do not count as wages if the payments are made under a plan that:

  1. Provides cost-of-living adjustments to pension benefits; and

  2. Is treated as a welfare plan under section 3(2)(B)(ii) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1984.

Last Revised: March, 2001


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