Federal laws on the books since the 1980's — the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision — can reduce, or in some
cases eliminate, the amount of Social Security benefits received by Texas school employees who work in districts not participating in Social Security. They also affect millions of other public employees in Texas and 14 other states. There have been consistent efforts in Congress over the last several years to revise or repeal these two laws, but to date, these attempts have not been successful.
For the first time, a bill to repeal the WEP and GPO has advanced out of committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. In a nutshell:
Click here to read more on these bills.
We encourage you to contact your representatives in Congress (enter your address to find out who represents you) and share your thoughts on these proposals.
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