Social Security and Medicare
Most PSRS members do not contribute to Social Security on PSRS-covered earnings. However, some members work in positions that require participation in both PSRS and Social Security as determined by the state Social Security Administrator. The PSRS contributions and benefits applicable to such employment are two-thirds of the full value. Age and service requirements for benefit eligibility are the same for all members.
You may qualify for Social Security if you have 40 units (10 years) of Social Security-covered employment, or through your spouse or ex-spouse (living or deceased).
If you qualify for PSRS retirement benefits and also for Social Security, two Federal provisions may impact your Social Security benefits: the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). These provisions are detailed below.
Information provided here regarding potential Social Security or Medicare benefits is general in nature. Any decisions regarding these benefits should be made only after contacting the Social Security Administration.