Not affiliated with the US Social Security Administration

Surviving Widow eligible for pension

I am planning to retire from a clerical position in a California public school when I turn 60 in May. Because I'm a classified employee, I have paid into social security. I am also a surviving widow. How will that affect the amount of my Widow's benefit? My husband drew his social security at age 62 and died at age 64.

Ads

Ads

It's not clear if you're eligible for a pension from your school job, and for how long or to what degree you paid Social Security taxes.

If you are eligible for a pension through either your work or your husband, it's possible your Social Security benefit may be reduced either through the Government Pension Offset (GPO) or Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).

See here for more :

http://socialsecurityhop.com/forums/other-social-security-issues/does-pe...

Ads

Not affiliated with the US Social Security Administration