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How Public Employee Offsets in Social Security Work

on November 9, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The author says that the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and government pension offset (GPO) have led public sector employees to believe they are being singled out for reductions in Social Security benefits but that this is actually not the case.

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How Does the GPO Affect Your Pension?

By on January 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Does the GPO Affect Your Pension?

What is the Government Pension Offset, and how does it affect your pension?

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How Does the WEP Affect Your Retirement Income?

By on January 9, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Does the WEP Affect Your Retirement Income?

What is the Windfall Elimination Provision, and how can it affect your retirement income?

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What is Worse Than No COLA? A Small COLA

By on May 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What is Worse Than No COLA? A Small COLA

What are the prospects for a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2017 and what are the implications for federal retirees? The author looks at the current situation.

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Will the Petition to Repeal GPO, WEP Get a Response from the White House?

By on March 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Will the Petition to Repeal GPO, WEP Get a Response from the White House?

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.

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Petition Asks White House to Eliminate GPO and WEP

By on February 26, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Petition Asks White House to Eliminate GPO and WEP

A petition that was recently started on the White House’s We the People petition website is asking the government to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset provisions.

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GPO, WEP and Your Future Social Security Benefits

By on March 31, 2014 in Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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Will I Get Both My Social Security and Federal Annuity COLAs?

By on November 26, 2013 in Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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D.C. District Court Clarifies Employees’ Obligation to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Filing in Court

By on November 6, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

To have jurisdiction in a federal court, a federal employee must show that he exhausted his administrative remedies by allowing the agency and/or EEOC to process the case.

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The “Offset” And What it Means to You

By on November 2, 2004 in Retirement with 0 Comments

This article explains the Government Pension Offset and how it impacts retired federal employees

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