TRB: Social Security and CTRB

Social Security and CTRB

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will my potential Social Security benefit be reduced since I am a retired Connecticut Teacher?

There are two Social Security provisions that may result in a reduction of the Social Security benefit for which you are qualified.   The Government Pension Offset affects the Social Security benefit you receive as a spouse or widow(er).  The Windfall Elimination Provision affects the way your earned Social Security benefit is calculated.  Your CTRB benefit will NOT be reduced.  These provisions do not affect eligibility for Medicare at age 65.  For additional information on this topic, obtain the Social Security and Your CTRB Benefit Bulletin (PDF 18KB).

Content Last Modified on 3/5/2004 4:06:24 PM