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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My friend cannot receive her deceased husbands benefits even though he paid into Social Security his whole working life--approximately age 18-60. That is blatantly inequitable. My friend is a teacher w no masters degree and whose retirement benefits are minimal. Please change this unfair law and give benefits to people who have worked for them.
I paid into both systems. Why should I be penalized?
I am a widow and worked for the goverment. My husband worked for many years and never drew benefits at all I got one year from him, till I retired and never got any more. I totally agree that the GPO it is grossly unfair to all of us and should be repealed.. .
As a widow at age 54, and a public school teacher in CA, I was stunned to learn I would not be receiving any of my husband's social security benefits that he worked all his life to earn. The GPO needs to be repealed. It is a grossly unfair law!!!
This law is so unfair.
I paid into SS I should not be have a penalty of any kind.