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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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1 day ago
Sanjuana R. from El Paso, TX writes:
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I am a retired teacher. In 2004 I retired with a disability. Since I retired with a disability I receive a teachers pension for ( gross amount $1200. ) net $867. a month. Since I also qualified for social security on my own income because partially I worked and contributed to social security my SS was reduced to 468. (half of what I had contributed) because of the WEP rule. I also qualify for the spousal social security benefit and could receive about $618. under my husband social security because the GPO rule was not applicable on the year that I retired. I am currently appealing because I know I do qualify for the spousal benefit. The GPO AND THE WEP are very unfair rules. In my case, I had a small pension through Teachers retirement and also worked in other jobs and paid social security so fairly I am entitled to receive some social security and as a wife I am also partially entitled to my husband social security but due to GPO rule the rip off is big and it applies only to teachers, police, firefighters, postal workers, civil servants and state nurses. These two provisions need to be repealed. In my case adding up my social security $468.+$867.=$1335. a month is not enough to survive right now in my older years. The WEP and the GPO need to be repealed!
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George C. from Broomfield, CO writes:
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When will someone take action on righting an injustice, especially to our elderly and public servants who dedicated their lives to our communities. We are not asking for something we are not entitled to but only what we had earned. If the public pension in anyway increased ones SSA benefits I could see a reduction but that is not the case.
March 15, 2017
Holly S. from Austin, TX writes:
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The GPO and WEP are discriminatory toward public servants. Further, they discriminate by favoring the lifetime unemployed over the employed, specifically under circumstances where a spouse who has never paid into Social Security receives spousal SS benefits while a spouse who has paid into either TRS alone, or even TRS and SS, receives none.
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