Social security retirement

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 01st, 2013 on Social Security - Florida
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Applied to SSN retirement late Nov. and my retirement was $1000 and after answering all questions the representative told me it will be reduced by 40% cause I woerked for the federal govt for 23 years in my country Panama, Republic of Panama. I told her taxes were paid to Panama and that I was not a US citizen to pay taxes to USA and she responded there is a law that civil service retirees are affected by and my retirement has been reduced by 40% and I would like to have an explanation.
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Answered on Mar 12th, 2013 at 3:20 PM

You need to meet with a public benefits attorney (Social Security). Astrid de Parry, P.A. (386) 736-1223

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