Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators can live with dignity.
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The Social Security Fairness Act repeals the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) that unfairly deprive 2.5 million retired public servants of Social Security benefits they have earned—educators, police officers, firefighters, and other employees of state and local governments.
Email your members of Congress and tell them to make the Social Security Fairness Act part of the coronavirus legislative package.
For nearly 2 million retired educators, firefighters, and other public employees, the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act (H.R. 4540) starts to fix problems caused by Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Current retirees would get an extra $150 a month and future retirees an average of $75 a month. No one would get less.
The WEP reduces the Social Security benefits of people who work in jobs covered by Social Security and jobs NOT covered by Social Security over the course of their careers—for example, educators compelled to take part-time or summer jobs to make ends meet. NEA continues to push for full repeal of the WEP and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) that reduces the Social Security spousal or survivor benefits of people not covered by Social Security themselves.
Tell your representative to support H.R. 4540.
The Social Security 2100 Act would increase benefits across the board, calculate annual cost-of-living adjustments for seniors more accurately, and increase the minimum benefit to ensure that low-earning workers do not retire into poverty.
Email your members of Congress and tell them to support the Social Security 2100 Act.
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