By Marfa Levine (Contact)
To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives
We need your help!
Public servants across the U.S. are penalized by GPO/WEP!
If you work in a government job and with its own retirement system, not paying into Social Security, you risk being penalized by WEP and/or GPO:
The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP): You can lose up to half or more of any Social Security benefits you have earned in other work paying required FICA taxes.
The Government Pension Offset (GPO): If you are married to someone who is earning Social Security, you will probably lose all SS retirement or survivor benefits due you from taxes paid by spouse during the marriage.
Check out: http://www.ssfairness.com/
In December 2011, Senators Kerry (D-MA) and Collins (R-ME) introduced the Senate version of the Social Security Fairness Act (S. 2010), which would repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. Representatives McKeon (R-CA) and Berman (D-CA) had previously introduced the bill in the House (H.R. 1332).
Take Action Today: Urge your Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the Social Security Fairness Act.
See if your Representative is a cosponsor. (http://www.nea.org/home/16491.htm)
Thank you for your help.
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