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Subject:  Re: Service Pension & Social Security? Date:  3/16/2000  8:41 AM
Author:  jtmitch Number:  2928 of 20086

Jtmitch wrote:

<<I would just add that Medicare tax still applies (at least it does to my military pension). It is approximately

Pixy responded :

Hmmm... I would check that out if I were you. First, Medicare taxation is 1.45%, not a half. Second, it only occurs
when you are working, not retired and drawing a pension. I've been drawing my military pension since 1986, and I
assure you no part of it goes to FICA. Methinks something else is at work in your situation.


jtmitch responds to Pixy...

Yes, something is at work in my situation.... I got the basic fact wrong (that Medicare is deducted from (military) pensions) AND I got the amount of Medicare deduction wrong. However, I will point out that I did spell my name correctly.


PS I feel like you have given me a 1.45% pay raise; I guess I must have fallen asleep during a retirement seminar and dreamed that I heard that and it stayed with me for the past four years. Thanks for setting me straight.
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