The WEP no longer applies to the benefits of retired or disabled workers receiving
military pensions based, in part, on inactive duty (including weekend drills) from
1957 to 1987. The WEP will not apply because of pensions based on military reserve
service before 1988 and after 1956, but may still apply because of the receipt of
another non-covered pension.
There is no time limit for a beneficiary to ask that we recompute their PIA to remove
the WEP reduction. However, reductions based on this provision cannot be removed for
occurrences before 1/95.
This provision applies to:
claimants whose date of entitlement to retirement or disability benefits is 1/95 or
beneficiaries on the rolls as of 1/95 whose PIAs were computed under the modified
formula because of a military pension based, in part, on non-covered reserve service
after 1956 and before 1988.
Benefits for months before 1/95 may be subject to WEP. After removal of WEP caused
by military reserve service, the WEP may still apply because of receipt of a pension
based on non-covered employment.