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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It Is Time For Change!!!!
It is unconscionable and unAmerican to deprive teachers who sacrifice personally and hold the country's future in their hands of the retirement they have earned. Repeal this now and make certain it is retroactive.
I had to work a second job to support my family because my teaching salary wasn't high enough to live on. Why should I be punished for working hard to support my family and now again at retirement age. Change this unfair law.
While the WEP provision is unfair, it is particularly punitive to spouses. Please repeal this ill considered law, that applies only to those who select careers in helping professions. They have sacrificed enough.
I was a federal employee for 28 years. A couple of years in the Army too. In 2005 my federal job was privatized. I have been working for nine years in th e private sector and paying into social security as a substantial wage earner. I had my 40 quarters after working the first year or two. Basically, I have been working since I was 18.

By privatizing my job and being forced into early retirement, including a reduced annuity from the feds, I will forever be penalized by the WEP and GPO. It would not have been such a big impact if I had been able to complete my federal career. I lost years of income and a reduction in monthy benefits of approximately $1000.

It continues to seem like a calculation to harm people over the long term.
I have a small pension from Mass. My widower Social Security is reduced because of this law. It i about time Washington made things fair and repealed this. It is long overdue! Thank you.

Iím contacting you in regards to the Social Security Offset.
As a retired Letter Carrier/Postal Worker my SS Benefit is
reduced by two thirds simply because I have a CCRS pension.

I have worked jobs outside of the postal service job, I currently
work part time jobs as a retired person. All of which pay into SSA.
The SS benefit the I draw, that I EARNED, was/is from the jobs
outside of the postal service. Why should I be penalized for this?
Why am I penalized for this?
I am a U.S. citizen in Canada. I worked in the U.S.over 20 years and paid into SS. I am also a U.S. Army veteran. I have been filing U.S. tax returns for about 50 years. Because I also worked in Canada, I pay into CPP, which is very similar to the SS system. I never expected to qualify for full SS benefits because I only worked 20 years in the U.S., but even with respect to what I am entitled to, WEP will wrongly and severly reduce the amount of SS I am entitled to receive, There is no "windfall" involved in this situation. In the name of fairness, please repeal WEP!
A lot of politicians want our vote soon. Call you're Congressman and Senators. Call the offices of those who are running against those that have not repealed this unfair law. Get out there NOW before it's too late to have a real chance.
This bill unfairly penalizes those who have worked hard and paid their taxes in a variety of settings.