U.S. Senators Introduce Social Security Fairness Act to Repeal GPO-WEP

This would be wonderful for all public employees who had jobs before or after teaching!


CEA-Retired member Jon-Paul Roden serves on the NEA-Retired Executive Council and travels to Washington, D.C., regularly. During his visits he meets with members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and their staff to advocate about issues that impact both retirees and public education, including GPO-WEP.

Hundreds of thousands of educators, police officers, fire fighters, and other public service employees lose the Social Security benefits they’ve earned or have them significantly reduced due to two federal offsets known as the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). This loss of benefits is a real blow to many public service employees, and NEA has long advocated repealing GPO-WEP.

Recognizing and respecting the contributions of educators and other public employees, a group of Senators last week came forward to cosponsor legislation that would eliminate the unfair penalties attached to public service. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), along with original cosponsors Sens…

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