Q. I retired under the CSRS with approximately 33 years of government service, and I qualified for Social Security under other jobs. How will my CSRS monthly pension be affected when I begin to qualify for Social Security?
A. Qualifying for a Social Security benefit would have no affect on your CSRS annuity. On the other hand, because you’d be receiving an annuity from CSRS — a retirement system where you didn’t pay Social Security taxes — your Social Security benefit would be subject to the windfall elimination provision. WEP reduces the Social Security benefit of anyone like you who has fewer than 30 years of substantial earnings under Social Security.