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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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3 hours ago
Someone from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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This law unfairly discriminates against the very people who also served their country through public service. We worked very often at a considerably less salaries than in the public sector, only to have the money we paid into the Social Security program taken from us. As a teacher we expected less in salaries and to deal with a public that felt we should do so for altruistic reasons take paltry salaries. The government calls SSI an entitlement as if it is a gift from the government. WE WORKED AND PAID FOR IT and it is a slap in the face to someone who got up every day and worked. Not alloting it to us is tantamount to theft of earned wages. Even more disheartening is finding out that while was I working sometimes two jobs to get by plus losing time with my children, that people who made poor choices with alcohol and drugs thus destroying their health are collecting disability benefits possibly higher than they would have otherwise received. They also get medical/health care. I cannot even afford Obama care. I am not asking for nothing more that what I earned with my payments.
19 hours ago
John M. from Holyoke, MA writes:
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Why isn't this bill being voted on. It's December and nothing and I mean NOTHING has been posted or even mentioned on this bill in over 3 months. Why Not??
3 days ago
Someone from Englewood, FL writes:
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It is unfair that the WEP program makes retirement even more difficult. Bad enough that when you retire you are already taking a cut is pay. Get rid of WEP we have earned it.
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Jill Z. from Davis, CA writes:
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Doesn't this qualify as a "taking without just compensation"? How can you reduce a federal benefit based on a state benefit that was fully employee funded?
3 days ago
Someone from Carson City, NV writes:
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I am a retired nurse from the state of Nevada receiving a pension. I am unable to receive the benefits from Social Security that I should be entitled to for myself or for spousal benefits. Because of the Windfall Elimination Provision, my benefit has been whittled down to $39/month. I am hopeful that this provision can be repealed so that I can receive the money I worked for and am entitled to receive.
4 days ago
Someone from Kaufman, TX writes:
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As a CSRS retiree, if we cannot draw SS, we should be able to withdraw what was paid in as a lump sum. With interest.
4 days ago
Scott H. from Pacifica, CA writes:
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I have worked for the state government for 15 year paying into social security. This year I was reclassified into a classification that does not contribute to social security. As a result, my benefit at retirement for the 15 years I contributed will be severely reduced. How is that fair? I feel like I made a mistake working for civil service. Why would any young person want to work for the government if this is the kind of treatment they can expect?
1 week ago
PATRICIA W. from Indiantown, FL writes:
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In 1986 when the GPO was put not effect I had already invested 20 years into my government job and had always counted on receiving social security along with my government pension that I had paid for. I felt then and I feel the same today that this was an unfair targeting of federal employees. My husband who had paid into social security for all of his working years passed away at age 65. I have not been able to collect his social security as his widow ! This is unjust !
November 23, 2016
Jenny L. from New York, NY signed.
November 23, 2016
Kathleen V. from Hollywood, FL writes:
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This provision is unfairly punitive to public and civil servants.