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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I worked for Garvey CORP for 20 years, earning my own Social Security retirement benefits. But I also worked for Phila Naval Shipyard for 26 years, earning a pension in a job where I was not permitted to pay into FICA to increase my Social Security benefits. It was not until March 2016 just before retirement, when I went to collect my benefits, my SS statement had $1014 monthly but then I learned that the amount Social Security had been telling me that I would get when I retired was WRONG. Because of the Windfall Elimination Provision, I was going to lose $ 406.00 every month. For a retiree, losing $4872.00 every year is really hard! And needless to say CRIMINAL.The whole idea of the Social Security offsets is unfair. No one else loses Social Security because they have another source of income! I believe that the WEP and the Government Pension Offset should both be eliminated, “REPEALED” and I hope you will support (or thank you for supporting) H.R. 973 and the Senate bill S1651 to repeal the offsets.
If a person working in the private sector can get social security and a pension plan than you are discriminating against a state employee that can get a state plan by not giving them social
Security. You give our social security money to those who have never worked in this country but not to those who are working. It is not right and is unfair.