Q. I will be 62 this year and I am already on my CSRS retirement from the Postal Service. I have also qualified for Social Security. Can I draw from both, or will one be lessened?
A. Because you were a CSRS employee, your Social Security benefit will be subject to the windfall elimination provision. The WEP reduces the Social Security benefit of anyone who receives an annuity from a retirement system where he didn’t pay Social Security taxes and has fewer than 30 years of substantial earnings under Social Security.