Social security WEP windfall elimination provision

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Social security WEP windfall elimination provision

i just spoke to the FBU (fed benifits unit) of the american embassy about getting my SS pension. i heard that if i receive israeli pension, it can reduce my SS pension. the answer is 'yes', and BIG. they told me that my monthly pension will be reduced by %45 if my israeli pension income is >$400/month.  it seems a bad joke that my israeli pension is referred to as a 'windfall'. i mean, i didn't win the lottery or something similar. anyone know if there's a way to get around this? not reporting the israeli pension is not an option because our bank reports everything to the usa feds automatically. (this is discriminatory for which there's a class action in progress.)


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