Social Security government pension offset


Q: Are the people who serve as congressmembers and senators also affected by the government pension offset? Or have they exempted themselves in the legislation? Also do all provisions of the legislation affect their spouses the same as any other federal retiree?

A: Members of Congress aren’t excepted from those provisions. They apply to anyone who fits the criteria.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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