Category Archives: Social Security Administration

If You Don’t Have a Section 218 Agreement, Watch Out for the Social Security “Gotcha”

By Jeff Chang A section 218 agreement is an agreement between a state (or its local governments and instrumentalities) and the Social Security Administration providing for participation in Social Security and/or Medicare for designated groups of employees. Participation in a … Continue reading

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Avoid Big Surprises After You Retire – Like a Major Reduction of Your Social Security

By: Jeff Chang There are two ways in which state and local government employees can receive a “rude awakening” from the Social Security Administration: Through the application of the Windfall Elimination Provision and/or the Government Pension Offset. Because the loss of … Continue reading

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