H.R.1795 - Repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) provision

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Bill H.R. 1795 has been introduced in Congress. Please support this bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act and repeal the Government Pension Offset(GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provisions (WEP). GPO and WEP unfairly, and only, penalize government employees whose social security pensions are reduced by two-thirds of their state pensions. This impacts teachers, police, firefighters, postal workers, civil servants, and state nurses.

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This is effectively a penalty for public service — what I call the hero’s penalty.
Anyone that is eligible for Social Security should be entitled to the full amount earned regardless of what type of additional pension he/she receives.
Please repeal the WEP and GPO. I contributed 26 years into Social Security. I later worked for a City government and now face having 40% of my SS being reduced. In this day and age, that money would help pay for my medical insurance. Please, please repeal this outdated rule. Thank you!
I have worked since I was 15 years old and paid into social security. My husband of 30 years died leaving me the opportunity to collect his SS benefits because they are more than mine. However, since I have worked the last 8 years for a school district these benefits will be significantly reduced. My grand total of benefits will be $2200 a month. And by the way, what happens to MY benefits that I elected not to take?? If had known about this 8 years ago I would have continued working in the private sector! It's wrong on so many levels.
My wife SSN will be reduced by half due to the fact that she change states as a teacher and for 15 years worked in Ohio. The other 25 years she paid into SSN. Why deny her the full SSN benefit for 25 years?