CSRS Offset and WEP


Q. I am a CSRS Offset employee and I think I will be subject to the Windfall Elimination Provision.  I am currently receiving $845 a month Social Security (reduced for age as I am 63) and I think when the WEP is applied I will get $380.  When my CSRS pension is offset for my Social Security, will the offset be calculated using $845, my original benefit, or $380, the amount that I am actually receiving?

A. The offset to your CSRS annuity will be based on the Social Security benefit you earned while covered by CSRS Offset.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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