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Windfall Elimination Provision Exemptions

August 12, 2019

Office Affiliation: The Office of Audit

Audit Report Number: A-13-17-34132

We issued this to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) correctly exempted Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits from the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Specifically, we reviewed exemptions for (a) workers who had 30 or more years of coverage subject to Social Security earnings, (b) workers who were eligible for a pension before 1986, and (c) Federal employees under the mandatory coverage provision.

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