Offset years


Q: I had 13 years of Social Security employment (max contribution) before entering CSRS Offset in 1991. My salary was always maximum Social Security contribution. I am 64 and considering retirement at age 66. Do CSRS Offset years count in meeting the 30 year requirement to avoid WEP?

A: All years of Social Security-covered employment in which you had substantial earnings count toward the 30 years needed to avoid the windfall elimination provision.


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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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