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.

GPO, WEP and Your Future Social Security Benefits

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.

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

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.