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To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Elimination of the Unfair GPO and WEP Provisions of the Social Security Act

The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public service, including many teachers, firefighters, and police officers, by taking away benefits they, or their spouses, have EARNED.

Why is this important?

To urge all Alliance for Retired Americans members, friends or everyone subject to the GPO/WEP to increase their efforts to make sure the Congress of the United States enacts legislation to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act.
2021 Legislation Social Security Fairness Act, (H. R 82) by Representative Rodney Davis. (R) (IL) and S. 1302 by Senator Sherrod Brown (D) (OH) these two pieces of Legislation would completely repeal the WEP/GOP.


Reasons for signing

  • If I was 2 years older at the time of my retirement, this offset would not have applied to me I could then have qualified for my Wife's pension, just for 2 years I was screwed would have been better off 20 years before I retired, when offered a better job having taken it
  • Worked too many years under SS and receive 50% of my benefits. Not fair.
  • The issue is fairness. We should receive the amount that we put in and are supposed to get, not the lesser amount and being penalized because we are teachers.

Updates

2020-06-24 22:29:10 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

2020-06-13 15:22:45 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-06-12 12:24:44 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-06-11 13:47:03 -0400

5,000 signatures reached