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Share how the WEP and GPO have impacted you; House vote anticipated on Social Security Fairness Act

A vote on the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82) is expected in the House of Representatives in the coming weeks. In advance of the anticipated vote, NALC wants to hear from you. Please fill out this form and tell us how the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) have affected you.

H.R. 82 would repeal the GPO and the WEP titles of the Social Security Act, which unfairly reduce or sometimes eliminate Social Security benefits for millions of federal workers, including letter carriers. On July 15, the bill reached 290 cosponsors in the House. Under current House rules, when a bill reaches 290 cosponsors it can go to the House floor for a vote after 30 days if the committee of jurisdiction, the House Committee on Ways and means for H.R. 82, does not act. With 298 bipartisan cosponsors, a vote on H.R. 82 is expected before the end of the month.

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