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 about time that congress gets this bill passed. Too many people are unfairly hurt by these provisions.
My Husband is a retired civil servant, he applied for and was granted social security from my account. However the government off set took it all from him . This bill is unfair and needs to be eliminated. Action to repeal this bill should be voted on as quickly as possible to provide relief for those affected. The Government needs to stop punishing its government employees.
Penalizing me for working two jobs is shoddy treatment by the Government. I 'm a military veteran and I feel that wep is tantamount to the government taking back my combat pay.
I have a friend here in Greeley, CO, who is losing about $22,000 annually due to the WEP. He only worked a total of 60 years!!
I worked 33 years under Social Security. I was told that because I had worked over 30 years in the private sector, I would not be impacted by the WEP. Unfortunately, while I was raising my family, caring for my mother and getting a college degree I worked part-time reducing the number of years that are consider valid working years. I retired from a State position and I lost 40% of my Social Security. WEP only impacts a handful of states, maybe as few as eight or nine. This needs to be repelled.
Myself and over 500 coworkers were drafted into a Defined Benefit Plan which subjects us to the WEP. We were led by our employer to believe we would receive our full SS benefits. They presented it as a win win. We were misled into voting to opt out of SS. We are stuck in a Key Management Defined Benefit plan and only receive 45% of our highest 3 years wages after 15 years of service at the time of retirement. This will effect young college recruits for the rest of their wage earning life even if they don't remain with the agency. This is unfair. WEP needs to be repealed.
This seems to be very unfair. Always thought it was a great opportunity to work for the government but in the long run only to be screwed, for the funds that was paid into ss dept. It is my understanding that other states are doing away with the wep please look into and help to cancel this unfair program . Only asking for what is ours.
my husband and I both paid into social security, then we both retired from govt jobs. As a result our soc security is reduced to almost nothing, it seems as though our soc. sec. is being stolen
This is unfair and only applied back in the days when it was needed since most wives did not work outside the home. That is not the case today. Totally absurd.
If I die first my husband can draw from my civil service retirement. However, if he goes first, the offset will keep me from drawing from his social security and lower my income significantly. Stupid rule with double standard! Absurd!
This is absolutely absurd. In No other profession would we expect hard working employees to take such a hit to their retirement. We pat the person on the back who has had several careers and wouldn't dream of cheating them of the retirement that was earned by their persistence. Totally absurd.
Totally unfair....I worked for SS and earned SS. Now I am being penalized. Having a hard time understanding how a billionaire can collect SS.
I receive 44% of a full teachers pension and a small amount of the social security that I would be entitled to if not for the WEP. It is not fair that I don't get the amount of social security that I worked for and paid into.