Retirement Security

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

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 GPO reduces the Social Security spousal or survivor benefits of people not covered by Social Security themselves.
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The Government Pension Offset (GPO) affects 695,000 and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) deprive 1.9 million hard-working Americans of Social Security benefits they have earned.
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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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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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Bills in Congress

A bill which would fully repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) that deprive 2.5 million educators and other dedicated public servants of Social Security benefits they have earned.

A bill to start to fix problems caused by the WEP—a step in the right direction toward full GPO/WEP repeal.

This bill would fully repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).

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