Q. I am a retiree with 35 years of government service as a CSRS Offset employee. I am entitled to my full Social Security check because I have worked in private industry prior to working with the government and have over 30 years with government employment. So, I am an exception to the Windfall Elimination Provision. OPM has reduced my pension. Why is my pension being reduced?
A. Your CSRS annuity was reduced by the amount of Social Security benefit you earned while a CSRS Offset employee. The amount you receive will be the same, only it will come from two different places: OPM and the Social Security Administration. Any Social Security benefits you earned while outside of government will be added to your Social Security payment.