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Social Security offset for state employment and calculation of Social Security benefits for a state worker

When I retire, will my Social Security benefits be calculated using -0- for each of the last 6 years of non-Social Security employment with the State of Maine?

If I am collecting Social Security at age 62 and I work for the State of Maine, a non Social Security paying agency, will I be docked any amount of Social Security if I earn these non-Social Security wages?


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I'd contact the SSA directly for your particular case. If you have an old copy of your "Social Security Statement" it'd be good to pull it out and see if the SSA in fact lists -0- for your wages for the last six years. Unfortunately, they're no longer providing these statements online. Here's a sample of the paper versions sent out :

http://www.ssa.gov/mystatement/currentstatement.pdf

http://www.ssa.gov/mystatement/

"Losing" six years of wages will drop your SSA benefit, but a potentially bigger effect may be due to the so-called "Windfall Elimination Provision" for government workers who also qualify for Social Security.

Here are some links for that :

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10045.html

http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/wep-chart.htm

http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/anyPiaWepjs04.htm

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