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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If not repealed completely, use the annual amount for poverty level and if federal pension annually is less than poverty level, eliminate the offset.
I think it is so unfair after working all those years, to be cut from Social Security! It affects me and so many other hard working Americans. This is unfair and needs to be repealed!
I earned my Social Security, why is it being cut? Makes no sense to me. This is unfair and needs to be repealed. Why are we being penalized for working?
Whoever came up with this Windfall idea just takes money away from hard working people that earned and paid their way for the benefit. Basically robbing them..............
Police officer for 36 years. Deputy for 12 more. Paid 46.000 into SS...why is my benefit cut?
I worked for many years in the private sector. Afterwards, instead of sitting at home, I took a job in Government. Now I'm going to loose a lot of my earned SS benefits because I took the job. it doesn't make sense.
My husband and I taught for many years in another state before MO. Our salaries were low most of the time. SS was taken out of both of our checks all those years. Loss, tragedy, illness had a big impact on our finances but we thought that we would have our full SS to help supplement. Not so! We didn't even get half! My husband only drew on his SS for 5 years before he passed away. I was devested, knowing that not only do I not get my own full SS, I do not get my husbands. The lady at social security office said, "It's too bad you were teachers!" This law is so wrong! Why punish public servants who already are underpaid? It reduced what we thought we would get around 12,000-16,000 a year. Not getting my husband's SS immediately dropped my income over 8000 a year! Our home is in need of many repairs and upkeep that will be next to impossible for me to do now.
PLEASE REPEAL THE GPO AND THE WEP!!! They are unfair, unjust, and unamerican!!
Thank you
If I have worked in the Social Security System and will be eligible for benefits. I have worked as a public servant and am eligible for retirement benefits. I should receive benefits from both. By working both systems, my benefits in both systems are not "full" benefits. They are both at a lower levels because of the time I have worked at both took away from the time I could have worked at the other. And, with Windfall Elimination, my SS benefits are substantially reduced. And now, some pensions are in trouble; Windfall Elimination needs to go away. I believe WE mostly, if not fully, punishes people (and spouses/surviving spouses) who have worked helping people who live in this country; ie: teachers and government workers. What's fair is fair. this is not. I worked in two systems. Both time and service should go towards what is honestly due.
It's a real shame the way teachers and other state and municipal workers are being treated.
with the wind fall I get 18$ a month this is so sad
Retiree from Louisiana
When my wife passed away, I was counting on using the spouses pension to supplement my income, but when I checked with social security, I was informed that I would be entitled to $0.00.
I think this is unfair. If I was wealthy, it would not matter but as I am not, it hurts.