Q. I retired with a medical disability from the FSRS in 1975, and I worked until age 62, when I applied for Social Security. I have read that if I medically retired from FSRS, the windfall elimination provision does not apply.
However, Social Security reduced my pension because I lacked 30 years of substantial earnings.
Which is correct?
A. The Social Security Administration is correct. Go to www.ssa/gov/pubs/10045.html. There you’ll find an explanation of the WEP and a list of the only exceptions to it. One of them isn’t medical retirement from the FSRS.