Investment Dictionary

Government Pension Offset (GPO)

The Government Pension Offset affects the amount of Spousal or Widower\'s benefit you will receive from Social Security if you will be receiving a pension benefit from most federal, state or local governments, including TRS. Your Social Security benefit will be reduced by two-thirds of your TRS or other governmental pension. You will receive the difference in addition to your full pension benefit. This offset only effects those who will qualify for Social Security benefits through their spouse.

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