Federal retiree income may be impacted by the WEP and the GPO. Legislation has advanced in the House to eliminate these provisions.
An audit conducted by the SSA OIG found that some retirees impacted by GPO may be losing out on additional retirement benefits. Here is how to reclaim your benefits.
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.