Spouse in Social Security
Is your spouse eligible for a social security benefit? Have you ever wondered how much you will receive of your spouse’s benefit? Typically if you have been married for ten-years or more you would be eligible for one-half. This isn't true for STRS and OPERS members.
The Government Pension Offset (GPO) will reduce your spousal benefit as well as your widow or widower benefit. If 2/3rds of your pension monthly income exceeds the ½ spouse benefit you will NOT get the spousal benefit. Follow this link for more detail. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/gpo-calc.htm