The new Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 H.R. 82 (2021-2022) is the new bill concerning repeal of Windfall Elimination Provision/Government Pension Offset (WEP/GPO) in the new 117th Congress.
This bill was introduced by Representative Rodney Davis from Illinois. Since this bill was not passed and signed into law in the last 2 years it needs to be reintroduced. Last year we had almost enough signatures from both parties to force a vote in the House.
Please call, or email your Representatives and Senators to co-sponsor HR 82. The only CT Representative that has signed on so far is Rep. Jahana Hayes.
From the website Social Security Fairness.
“Ask them to co-sign the new bill to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision because it affects YOU! Tell them some of these facts they may not be aware of:
- The offsets affect people who have fully earned Social Security retirement or spousal benefits.
- Both the GPO and the WEP cause lower income people to lose a larger percentageof their retirement income than they do for wealthier retirees.
- Currently, more than half a million retirees lose ALLtheir earned spousal and survivor benefits because of the GPO.
- The cost to repeal both the GPO and the WEP is less than 2%of what Social Security pays out in benefits every year.
The law requiring public employers to inform new employees that the offsets might affect their Social Security only became law in January, 2005. Many people still don’t understand the cuts to their benefits that are coming.”