If I am Military Retired Can I Still Get Social Security Benefits?

Absolutely you can receive Social Security AND your military pension too.

Your Social Security benefits will not be offset by the Windfall Elimination or the Government Offset either.

Reason for this is simple; You paid fully into the Social Security system while you were receiving income from the military. Just look at your W-2. Is there/was there a line item for FICA taxes?

If yes, and assuredly there was, you paid into the system and thus will collect your full benefit.

This brochure from the SSA speaks very clearly on this.

See here for more Social Security Information.

 

 

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