Retirement Security

Social Security
Government Pension Offset (GPO)
Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)
Pensions

We deserve the benefits we’ve paid for

Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators can live with dignity.

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NEA supports protecting Medicare and preserving Social Security.
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The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) deprive 2.5 million hard-working Americans of Social Security benefits they have earned.
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Most of the people hurt by the GPO and WEP are public servants: educators, police officers, firefighters, and other employees of state and local governments.
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The GPO reduces the Social Security spousal or survivor benefits of people not covered by Social Security themselves.
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The WEP reduces the Social Security benefits of people who work in jobs covered by Social Security and jobs NOT covered by Social Security—for example, educators who take part-time jobs to make ends meet.

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Bills in Congress

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions

A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

Letters & Testimony

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