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Social Security and Your Pension

Mar 24, 2022, 16:12 PM by MOSERS
I attended the Ready to Retire seminar yesterday and I have one question I forgot to ask. If you receive a pension does it affect the amount of the SS benefit you receive? Or does the SS benefit stay the same regardless?

Since a MOSERS pension is from Social Security covered employment in which you paid Social Security payroll taxes, it has no effect on your Social Security benefit. Additionally, your MOSERS benefit is a pension and, therefore, it does not count as salary or wages towards the annual earnings limit for Social Security.

We also suggest you speak to a tax professional or financial advisor for advice specific to your situation. 

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