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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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12 hours ago
peter b. from Paulding, OH writes:
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worked 45 years full time as farmer. had some good income years and some bad ones.paid social security every year. got out of farming and took employment with county engineer under p.e.r.s.. I found out my s.s. would be cut 50 present. Many of my coworkers are finding this out. I tell them to thank the u.s. gov. for taking our money and just keep working till we die.
12 hours ago
peter b. from Paulding, OH writes:
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worked 45 years full time as farmer. had some good income years and some bad ones.paid social security every year. got out of farming and took employment with county engineer under p.e.r.s.. I found out my s.s. would be cut 50 present. Many of my coworkers are finding this out. I tell them to thank the u.s. gov. for taking our money and just keep working till we die.
Jun 22nd at 12:35 pm
Allen G. from East Tawas, MI writes:
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Please repeal this unfair offset, its time to do the right thing.
Jun 22nd at 9:14 am
Carl S. from Pollock, LA writes:
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The WEP is unfair and penalizes me for previous retirement funds earned under another system. My Social Security is figured ONLY on earnings on which I PAID social security taxes!!! I should receive full benefits for those earnings!!!
1 day ago
Pam B. from Shawnee, KS writes:
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Has anyone tried to ELIMINATE GPO....by working your LAST 60 MONTHS...in the same retirement system? I would appreciate ANY INFO you have about HOW TO DO IT !!! Did you get info from...Social Security at government, state or local office? What paperwork is involved? Thanks!
2 days ago
IRIS M. from Jacksonville, NC writes:
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I am affected by GPO. I was a federal worker for forty plus years of service retiring 6 days prior to my 70th birthday. Approx. Feb 2012 I began receiving Social Security Spousal (Widow) benefits. In August 2016 I spoke to 2 Social Security employees/representatives in 2 separate offices, prior to my retirement and both emphatically stated that I had been misinformed when told my Social Security benefits would not be affected by my retirement. Just received a letter from Social Security that my benefits will be terminated due to my retirement from federal service (CSRS). SCREWED yet again by the government to whom I gave 40 years of loyal service.
Jun 14th, 2017
James L. from East Hampstead, NH writes:
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Public employees are being unfairly treated and penalized for devoting their working lives to public service so that others can live in safety and security. It's clearly wrong!
Jun 14th, 2017
Someone from Shawnee, KS writes:
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REPEAL: WEP & GPO ! SUPPORT: (LARSON) HR 1902, (DAVIS) HR 1205, (BROWN) S 915, POWR (SANCHEZ) HR 1583, AND (AL LARSON) HR 2855. AMERICAN WIDOWED WOMEN...WHO TEACH IN MISSOURI...NEED THEIR SURVIVOR BENEFITS...TO AVOID POVERTY...WHEN RETIRING! PLEASE....REPEAL: WEP & GPO !!!
Jun 13th, 2017
Someone from Placerville, CA writes:
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I taught school for over thirty years. Prior to that I paid into social security. Now very recently retired, I would like to access all of the monies I have worked so hard for all of my life. Teachers are not given an option to continue with medical coverage after retirement. We have to pay out of pocket until we reach Medicare age. At that point our premium goes down considerably, but not completely. My social security will help tremendously to meet this financial obligation. However, with WEP I can only receive less than half of what I am entitled to. How unfair is that? I am penalized because I have another retirement to draw on. PLEASE do something about this! I have worked so very hard all of my life - allow me the dignity to continue to be self sufficient after retirement. Allow me access to what is rightfully mine to begin with.
Jun 12th, 2017
Someone from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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I strongly support Bill HR 1795. It's wrong to use either the GPO or the WEP to take away or reduce benefits