As a Texas Teacher will I get Social Security?

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.

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