Social Security: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Governmental Pension Offset (GPO)
Members of the Firefighters' Retirement System (FRS) are not required to pay Social Security tax (certain exceptions do apply). However, if you are entitled to a Social Security benefit (either your own from a previous employment or a spouse's/widow(er)'s benefit), that benefit may be reduced because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) or the Government Pension Offset (GPO). Your FRS benefit will not be reduced. Read here to see if your Social Security benefit should be affected.