Medicare and Social Security (if you have sufficient work experience to qualify) are important parts of a successful retirement. You can go online to the Social Security website for information on Social Security and Medicare, applying for Social Security and Medicare benefits, a social security calculator and other information.

Social Security Offsets

It is important to be aware of two provisions of Social Security that apply to City employees. These are the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset.

Social Security Estimate Calculators

To calculate your Social Security estimate you must use either the WEP Online Calculator or the Detailed Calculator. These tools will generate an accurate estimate, reflecting the Windfall Elimination Provision.