The author says that a bill proposing to do away with the WEP and GPO would actually be unfair.
Legislation has been reintroduced to replace the WEP with a different formula for impacted federal retirees.
As a result of a whistleblower’s disclosure, over 21,000 widow(er) beneficiaries may be entitled to receive higher benefits payments.
What is the Government Pension Offset, and how does it affect your pension?
A petition started last month asked the White House to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset. As the petition’s deadline draws near, how likely is it that it will get a response from the White House? While those in favor of repealing these measures may not like the answer, a recent House hearing may still offer some hope.
The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) are two provisions of the Social Security law that affect Social Security benefits to which CSRS retirees may be entitled. The author provides some details about these as they relate to federal employees.
Several readers have asked if they will have a COLA applied to their retirement annuity and to Social Security. Readers have also asked about the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. This information may be helpful in understanding these complex topics.