During this week of action, teachers are urging Congress to repeal WEP/GPO—federal laws that reduce retirees’ earned Social Security benefits. Hear from retired teachers about the devastating impact of WEP/GPO, and take action to right this wrong today.
All Connecticut teachers who have ever earned Social Security benefits are denied most (if not all) of those benefits due to WEP/GPO. Take action this week to urge Congress to repeal these outdated and hurtful policies.
CNBC: Public workers may receive reduced Social Security benefits. There’s growing support in Congress to change that
It affects hundreds of thousands, if not millions of public employees that paid into Social Security and essentially are being penalized because they also happen to be public servants.
Federal provisions unfairly penalize millions of teachers and their families by reducing or eliminating their Social Security benefits. Come to a free CEA webinar to learn more and find out how you can help get long-overdue legislation passed to improve financial security for millions of teachers.
When Jane Roth’s husband died eight years ago, she made an appointment with the local Social Security office in New Haven. She was thinking about retiring in a few years, and she wanted to get her finances in order.
Two veteran public school teachers proposed a solution they said would address the teacher shortage crisis: a repeal of laws that penalize those who qualify for pensions and also receive Social Security benefits through previous jobs or a spouse.
Congressman John Larson has a bill before Congress that would repeal GPO and WEP, provisions that reduce or entirely eliminate Social Security benefits for teachers. Listen to Larson and Preston local President Susan Strader discuss how Larson’s bill will help teachers on the latest episode of CEA’s podcast.
Social Security’s Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) penalize educators, police officers, and other state and local government employees who dedicate their lives to public service.
A landmark bill long championed by NEA and CEA promises to bring significant retirement benefits to millions of teachers.
Hundreds of thousands of educators, police officers, fire fighters, and other public service employees lose the Social Security benefits they’ve earned or have them significantly reduced due to two federal…