AFSCME Chapter 93 Retirees

Call your Senator NOW & tell him/her to support legislature that eliminates the unfair WEP & GPO. 

We support the Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 bills H.R.82 and S.1302. Both bills are being circulated in the 117th Congress but need more co-sponsors to move forward. Call your Senators and House Representatives today to tell them to sign these bills. 

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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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