Windfall elimination provision


Q. My parents were born in Bulgaria (no US -Bulgaria SSA International Agreements), worked there for 30 years and are receiving retirement from Bulgaria. After that, they came to the U.S., became citizens, worked for 10 years and qualified for retirement also. Do they fall under the windfall elimination provision?

A. Yes.


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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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