Windfall Elimination Provision and Foreign Pensions

Introduction

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is a provision in United States law that changes the way your U.S. Social Security benefits are calculated. WEP can reduce your U.S. retirement or disability benefits if you receive a pension based on work and you did not pay U.S. Social Security taxes on those earnings.

Windfall Elimination Provision Fact Sheet

This site contains a WEP Screening Tool for foreign pensions. By answering a few questions in this tool, you can learn if WEP will reduce your U.S. Social Security benefit.