What Counts As A Pension For The Windfall Elimination Provision?

Previously, we discussed when and how the Windfall Elimination Provision may affect your Social Security benefit if you also receive a non-covered pension from local, state or federal employment. (Examples of types of employment that may be state or local and not covered by Social Security are policemen, fire fighters,or city and county employees. Check…
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The Windfall Elimination Provision And You

If you worked in local, state or federal jobs where you did not pay the F.I.C.A. tax and will receive a pension based on that work AND will receive a Social Security retirement benefit, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) will apply to you. It applies when you are receiving both a non-covered pension and Social…
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Compassionate Allowances: Fast Track Help To Those Who Need It Most

We are committed to processing disability claims as quickly as possible in all cases, but our initial claims process typically takes three to four months. If you suffer from a serious medical condition that prevents you from working, time is of the essence when it comes to receiving a decision on your disability application. In…
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New Wage Reporting Application

On September 23, 2017, we released a new wage reporting application behind the my Social Security portal. Now, people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees can report wages securely online. It’s faster and easier than ever before for SSDI beneficiaries and their representative payees to report wages; they can…
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Is That Phone Call From Social Security?

It is the morning of a busy day at home and you get a call from an unknown number. You answer only to find yourself on the receiving end of a threatening message saying your Social Security benefits will stop immediately unless you provide your personal information. It happens every day to thousands of Americans.…
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