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 the Commonwealth of MA for many years. I lost my husband to brain cancer. Now I've lost 2/3 of my pension due to this extremely unfair law. Please go to work and get it repealed. Thank you.
Relief from this punitive reduction has been given to military personnel and others, please extend the repeal to teachers and city workers!!!! Apply benefits for service rendered! Thank you very much!
This is crazy you break your back all your life to try and better yourself and family by working 2 jobs,now they want to not pay you what you are entitled to.yet if you are from another country you get everything for free!t.u.REAGAN who collected 5!!!!checks a month What a country!!!
I paid into social security and should be eligible to my full rate not punished for working in the safety forces.
My husband retired with government pension after 20 years of government service at the age of 50. He then worked 20+ years (not including his 8 years prior to government service) and now receives just a pittance of what he is entitled to. This law is unfair! He should not be penalized for having 2 careers!!
I worked minimum wage jobs for many years before landing a job as a tutor, making much less than a regular teacher. These eliminations have hit me hard in retirement. If my husband dies before me, I will be a bag lady on public assistance. I am being robbed of what is mine.
I earned my 40 quarters making approx $ 2.50 a hour in the 1970. Went to work for federal government as an Admin Assist, retired after 23 years, I retired as a GS-7, followed my husband spending 2 tours overseas. Now on Medicad and after paying that my SS check is $25 per month. My federal pension is $1626 a month. I am not pulling in big bucks. I paid into SS I think people should not be penalized. An extra $200 would make a big difference. Now I work part time to supplement my retirement check and as a cancer survior sometimes not easy.
I can not believe any one believes it is OK to basically steal funds from an individuals Social Security pension simply because of after years of paying in to Social Security he or she becomes a teacher.What a shame our legislature originally passed this legislation. It is time to stand up and repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and give people the pensions they paid in to.