It depends. There are two important laws that Texas teachers should know about that can impact whether you will receive Social Security.1
The Windfall Elimination Provision or WEP and the Government Pension Offset or GPO. Both of these laws can reduce or entirely eliminate a Social Security benefit. This will depend upon whether you as a teacher qualify for the Teachers Retirement System or TRS and did not pay into Social Security.
High-3 and New BRS
Did you know that the Department of Defense estimated that 83 percent of military personnel exit their service before 20 years? In fact, before 2018 people who joined the military and did not stay long enough to retire, basically got nothing towards their future retirement.1
Pension Crisis and COVID-19