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What You Need to Know About the Windfall Elimination Provision

Your benefit could change if you get a pension from work not covered by Social Security

En español | Q: As a former teacher, I receive a pension from a school system that did not withhold Social Security taxes from my pay. In later years, I worked at a company where I paid Social Security taxes. Now, I plan to apply for my Social Security retirement benefits. But I've heard that the teacher's pension may cause me to lose some of my Social Security. Is that true?Back to Article

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