WEP is intended to eliminate the windfall of Social Security benefits for some number
holders (NHs) entitled to Retirement Insurance Benefits (RIB) or Disability Insurance
Benefits (DIB). These NHs also receive pensions based on work that was not covered
under the U.S. Social Security system. For more information on WEP, see RS 00605.360.
For months after December 1994, this instruction applies only to individuals eligible for both a regular
Title II (T2) non-totalization benefit and a foreign pension other than a foreign
totalization benefit that is based on an agreement with the U.S.
For months before January 1995, this instruction applies to individuals eligible for a regular T2 benefit
and any foreign pension. This includes one based on a totalization agreement. See
GN 01701.300 and GN 01701.320 for information on foreign pensions based on a totalization agreement with the U.S.
and the effect of WEP.