H.R.1795 - Repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) provision

Stop reducing social security benefits for public employees who receive pensions

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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Public Comments (10,176)
Apr 16th, 2019
Roderick C. from Bastrop, TX writes:
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This offset provision is terrible & unfair. Repeal
Apr 16th, 2019
Roderick C. from Bastrop, TX writes:
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This offset provision is terrible & unfair. Repeal
Mar 29th, 2019
Pamela H. from Woodbridge, CT writes:
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As a teacher I did it pay into SociL Security. I don’t dispute that. But Spousal benefits are based on the 40 years when my husband paid into Social Security! If I had ever worked I would receive Spousal Social Security Benefits! This is obviously illegal !!
Feb 19th, 2019
Jerry E. from Rotonda West, FL writes:
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The Windfall elimination tax is so unfair. I paid into SS but because I am covered under the Ohio Public Retirement system the amount of SS I receive is almost cut in half. Just not fair
Jan 29th, 2019
Patricia D. from Brick, NJ writes:
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I worked in the private sector and have more than my 40 quarters that qualified me for SS when I retired. I then worked for DOD for over 25 years and retired in 2006. Because of the WEP my government takes a great deal of my EARNED SS. It pays my Medicare and i get a whopping $43. a month. YES. Forty three dollars a month. Then when my husband died, I went to SS and they said I qualified to receive his SS instead of mine, but i could not get it because of the Government pension offset. So not only did my government take my earned SS, but then denied me taking my husband's SS which every one of my friends whose husband has died, are getting. I have letters of commendation from Commander of the USN, got to go on the Saratoga and shot off the deck in a jet, first female supervisor in the Test Dept. My husband was a Vietnam Vet and was hit with agent orange. His failing health caused him to live in a VA home for the last 8 years of his life. AND THIS IS HOW OUR COUNTRY TREATS US??????
Jan 18th, 2019
Someone from Fairbanks, AK writes:
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This is a truly unfair action to disallow a spouse's receiving a benefit from her husband when both worked for their pensions (CSRS and FERS). 47 years for her and 50+ for her husband.
Jan 10th, 2019
dorothy B. from Lockport, IL writes:
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I WANT WHATS MINE , THIS IS TOTAL ROBBERY/ THIS COUNTRY HAS PLENTY OF MONEY … WHAT A DISGRACE FROM THE U.S.A.
Dec 28th, 2018
Jean t. from Gulfport, MS writes:
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I have worked for the Dept. of Defense for over 30 years, followed my husband from different duty stations, married for 43 years, I am a retiree of CSRS. I cannot get any of my husband's Social Security because of the offset, 2/3 of my pension I would loose. A spouse married for 10 years, divorced or windowed can apply for X-Spouse's Social Security, how does this make any sense. This rule needs to be changed. I worked hard for my pension and I do not feel I should be penalized because I had a career with the Dept. of Defense.
Dec 28th, 2018
Jean t. from Gulfport, MS writes:
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I have worked for the Dept. of Defense for over 30 years, followed my husband from different duty stations, married for 43 years, I am a retiree of CSRS. I cannot get any of my husband's Social Security because of the offset, 2/3 of my pension I would loose. A spouse married for 10 years, divorced or windowed can apply for X-Spouse's Social Security, how does this make any sense. This rule needs to be changed. I worked hard for my pension and I do not feel I should be penalized because I had a career with the Dept. of Defense.
Dec 8th, 2018
Debra F. from CARENCRO, LA signed.

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