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Hi Devin.   I am 68 and began receiving SS at 62. Being Civil Service but having over 40 quarters of private sector work, I still come under Windfall (which I didn't understand).

My wife has been drawing SS since her 62d birthday 3 years ago.  Should we have filed for spousal benefits at that time? Was I eligible? Is there any recourse to filing if eligible?

Can I appeal?  Thanks you in advance for your reply. Ron 

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If you think the WEP is unfair, you don't want to know about the GPO. 😐 

The WEP is a reduction to benefits from your work history, the GPO is a reduction to spousal or survivor benefits. The reduction amount is equal to 2/3 of your government pension.

Check out this article for more information on the GPO. https://socialsecurityintelligence.com/the-government-pension-offset/

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Please lead me to death benefits. I have been widowed. My spouse passed on oct. 9th. I have applied to ssa and sent all the original documents.  To date I ha e not had a response from SS. 

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