Social Security & You

Benefits received from Social Security may be offset by any pensions you receive from the Hampshire County Retirement System (which is a Government Pension Plan under the IRS code).  The amount of offset is determined by Social Security.  While you do not need to report Social Security benefits to us, you do need to report benefits received from us to Social Security.  If you are subject to offset by Social Security, you must also report changes in benefits (i.e. COLA increases) to Social Security.

Fact Sheets are also available at the Social Security Administration Website.  www.ssa.gov

Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) - Receiving Social Security under your own work record

Government Pension Offset (GPO) - Receiving Social Security under your spouse's work record


The Holyoke branch office for Social Security is located at Second Floor, 200 High Street , Holyoke , MA 01040 and may be reached at (413) 536-3649 or (800) 772-1213.

Social Security Office Hours: MON: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; TUES: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; WED: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM; THUR: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; FRI: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; SAT & SUN: CLOSED Except Federal Holidays.

General Directions: CORNER OF DWIGHT & HIGH STREET - SECOND FLOOR NEXT TO CITY HALL- PARK IN REAR OR AT METERED PARKING ON HIGH STREET ENTER THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING ON HIGH STREET