Good news on GPO/WEP legislation
A majority of House members (220) are now cosponsors of H 594! This bill would completely eliminate the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
The GPO reduces an individual's Social Security survivor benefits (available to a person whose deceased spouse had earned Social Security benefits) by an amount equal to two-thirds of his/her pension.
The WEP changes the formula used to figure benefit amounts reducing an individual's own Social Security benefits (earned while working in a job covered by Social Security.)
All members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are co sponsors of H 594. Contact your Congressman and thank him for his support and ask him to use his influence to push for passage of the bill as it stands -- no amendments!
You can find contact information for your Congressman here: http://capwiz.com/nea/ma/dbq/officials/directory/statedel.dbq?state=MA