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Social Security, CalSTRS and You
Learn about two federal provisions that may reduce or eliminate your Social Security benefit

Because you do not pay into Social Security for your CalSTRS-covered employment, you are subject to two federal provisions that may reduce or eliminate your Social Security benefit.

If you are counting on Social Security to supplement your CalSTRS benefit, it’s important that you are aware of how the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision will affect you. 

Use the Social Security Administration’s online calculators to get an estimate of your reduced benefit.

Teachers’ Retirement Board Chair Harry Keiley provided written testimony, which was presented to the Subcommittee on Social Security, House Ways and Means Committee, for its March 22, 2016, hearing on “Social Security and Public Servants: Ensuring Equal Treatment.”

Former Testimony:

Former Teachers’ Retirement Board Chair Dana Dillon provided written testimony, which was presented to the Subcommittee on Social Security, House Ways and Means Committee, for its January 16, 2008, hearing on “Social Security Benefits for Economically Vulnerable Beneficiaries.”

Former Teachers’ Retirement Board Chair Dana Dillon also provided written testimony, which was presented to the Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, for its November 6, 2007 hearing on “GPO and WEP: Policies Affecting Pensions from Work Not Covered by Social Security.”

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