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Windfall Elimination Provision

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The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is a modified benefit formula that may reduce the Social Security benefit for individuals who receive a SamCERA benefit from a job in which Social Security taxes were not paid and have worked in other jobs in which Social Security taxes were paid. The formula will vary based on any years the individual had “substantial” earnings from a different job(s) where Social Security taxes were paid (such as a previous job, part-time, or a second job).

Your SamCERA benefit will not be affected by WEP.

Detailed information about WEP, exceptions and a WEP calculator can be found on the Social Security website: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/wep.html

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