AFSCME Chapter 93 Retirees

It is with our deepest sorrow we inform you of the death of our beloved friend and AFSCME Retirees VP, Kevin Leeman, who passed away on November 17th, 2022 with his family by his side.  We will miss Kevin more than words can express.  Kevin spread happiness whereever he went despite his many health challenges.  His big smile and positive outlook was contagious and anyone lucky enough to know him will confirm what a truly special man he was.  Kevin served as Vice President for the AFSCME Retirees of Maine for many years and was a great asset.  

Kevin's family is planning a Celebration of Life on May 20th, 2023 (Kevin's birthday).  Further information will be announced once the date is closer.  

Please keep Kevin and his family and friends in your prayers.

- The Officers and Board of Chapter 93 Retirees

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  • WEP, which affects approximately 1.9 million individuals nationwide, reduces the Social Security benefits of retirees that both receive a pension from working in a non-covered Social Security job and for working less than 30 years in a covered Social Security job.
  • Using a modified Social Security formula, SSA drastically cuts the percentage a retiree receives from the first $996 (adjusted annually) of Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME) from 90 percent to 40 percent.
  • GPO, which affects over 700,000 Social Security beneficiaries, applies to those receiving Social Security spousal or widow(er)’s benefits.
  • Individuals that fall under this provision are subject to a 2/3 reduction in their Social Security spousal or widow(er)’s benefits.

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