TN 26 (04-12)

GN 02608.101 Exemption Due to Application Filed Before December 1, 1977

A. Application filed before December 1, 1977

The Government Pension Offset (GPO) does not apply to spouse's benefits if the spouse's application:

  • was filed before December 1, 1977; and

  • the first month of entitlement was before December 1, 1977.

B. Applying GPO for prior entitlement

1. Entitlement is continuous

Do not apply GPO under the following conditions:

  • We based the spouse's prior entitlement upon an application the claimant filed before December 1, 1977 and

  • We do not require a new application for current entitlement (i.e., conversion cases).

2. Prior entitlement terminated

Apply GPO under the following conditions:

  • We based a spouse's prior entitlement upon an application the claimant filed before December 1, 1977, entitlement terminated and

  • We require a new application (filed after November 30, 1977) for current entitlement on the same or different social security number.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0202608101
GN 02608.101 - Exemption Due to Application Filed Before December 1, 1977 - 05/23/2017
Batch run: 05/23/2017
Rev:05/23/2017