For folks not caring, please care!
My own wife worked in both Private and Public Schools for 33 years.
Her years in Private School entitled her to $800 per month in SSN. But WEP swooped in and she gets $400 a month minus another penalty so she gets only $200 a month.
But if I should Die! GPO takes away money I earned and should be here. They take 2/3 of what she gets which is $1100 Teacher Disability monthly payment and SUBTRACT that from my benefits so she won’t get that.
Folks, our Retirement Survival is based upon BOTH of our Retirement Payments and SSN Payments COMBINED!
They take away 2/3 from that money and she won’t even make enough money to pay for an Assisted Living Bed.
It’s a DOUBLE WAMMIE on her being a Texas Teacher. But it was done by Washington AS PUNISHMENT TO TEXAS for Texas having workers not paying into SOCIAL SECURITY.
And it’s unfair to her and her Family! She has grandkids she won’t be able to feed! What a truly insane fiasco. It’s so very unfair and when money is already tight. My wife is DISABLED! That $400 a month she EARNED! But can’t get. And when I die, the Grimm Reaper wants MORE MONEY from her?
H.R. 82, titled the “Social Security Fairness Act,” was introduced in the House of Representatives in January 2021. It aims to eliminate both the WEP and GPO. This MUST be done. It’s only fair to eliminate it and quit punishing Texas Teachers.
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Will WEP and GPO be eliminated?
82, the “Social Security Fairness Act of 2021.” Sponsored by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL), this legislation also repeals the WEP and GPO provisions which, since their enactment nearly 40 years ago, have unfairly prevented millions of Americans including teachers, firefighters, and …Apr 10, 2022