The Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset are two provisions that unfairly reduce or even eliminate the Social Security benefits of millions of Americans who have devoted their careers to public service, as well as having worked other jobs that withheld payroll taxes from their wages for Social Security benefits.
In January of 2021, bipartisan legislation, the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82) which would eliminate the WEP and the GPO was introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis (IL) and Abigail Spanberger (VA). To date the bill has 270 co-sponsors including BOTH Democrats and Republicans. TSCL strongly endorses this legislation, and we are asking that you contact your Member of Congress and ask them to support the legislation too! If they already do, say thank you! If they do not, remind them that an election is coming up and you’ll be taking this issue into consideration when you cast your ballot.