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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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1 day ago
Someone from Oregon, OH writes:
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Please repeal this bill as it effects many men and women who has worked in the public sector. We are grateful for receiving a state pension, but also would like to get what's due to us since we paid into it.
2 days ago
Someone from Vinton, VA writes:
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It's not fair that I cannot collect spousal benefits just because I am a CSRS retiree. Law allows for unemployed spouses to collect on their husband's Social Security, yet, a person like me is penalized for working and not eligible for spousal benefits under my husbands Social Security. President Trump believes in fairness, how about presenting this to our President to make a fair decision.
Jul 18th, 2017
Someone from Lockport, LA writes:
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I am a retired teacher who is greatly affected by the government pension offset. This bill needs to be amended. It is unfair to many US citizens. Why should my spouse`s benefits be reduced by two-thirds ? This is totally absurd! I am now working at a position in which I am paying social security. Once again I will not receive benefits that I am entitled to. HELP!
Jul 18th, 2017
Someone from Lockport, LA writes:
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I am a retired teacher who is greatly affected by the government pension offset. This bill needs to be amended. It is unfair to many US citizens. Why should my spouse`s benefits be reduced by two-thirds ? This is totally absurd! I am now working at a position in which I am paying social security. Once again I will not receive benefits that I am entitled to. HELP!
Jul 16th, 2017
EDWARD M. from Columbus, OH signed.
Jul 15th, 2017
EDWARD M. from Columbus, OH writes:
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Retired as a public employee of State of Ohio, and serving as a delegate and officer of the Mid Ohio Chapter of OCSEA. I welcome the introduction of legislation to repeal the GPO. Our chapter offered resolutions to OCSEA conventions concerning pensions. Retirees that have contributed to Social Security should be able to collect proper benefits would be received had they not been Public Employees.
Jul 12th, 2017
Linda M. from Lake Arthur, LA writes:
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My mom who never worked a day in her life was able to draw social security. I am a retired teacher and penalized. This GPO is unfair.
Jul 6th, 2017
Someone from Chicago, IL writes:
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Everyone should be aware that this unfair legislation was passed under the reign of the House Ways and Means Chairman Representative Daniel Rostenkowski of Chicago. Rostenkowski was so corrupt he actually went to prison for stealing from his House of Representative's postage allowance account. Think about it, this thief who stole "stamps" passed legislation that has stolen money from those of us who paid it and are entitled to it. He was the quintessential Chicago Democrat low down dirty thief.
Jul 3rd, 2017
Norma W. from Greenup, IL writes:
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I am 80 yrs old drawing approx. $1000.00 ss of my deceased husbands work . I was drawing approx. $550.00 from my work pension from college or SURS. I was just imformes my ss check will be reducer by $ 371.00. This is a hardship that I don't think is fair ... please repeal this law ...
Jun 27th, 2017
Pamela L. from Clinton Township, MI writes:
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Widow unable to get any of my late husband Ss because of this bill. Makes a hardship for civil servents