Latest News

New WEP fix introduced in Congress, again

John Sullivan describes legislation introduced by Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) to change the formula for Social Security’s Windfall Elimination provision (WEP).  Public employees in the handful of states who did not make payroll tax contributions through those jobs but had Social Security earnings (and thus contributions) in an earlier or later career are hit by the WEP.  The “fix” here is to be sure no one loses any more, and there are even $150 per month relief payments in this bill.  Read piece here.

Note:  AMAC has fought for WEP repeal or reform for years but prefers it be part of a more comprehensive overhaul of Social Security to make the program financially solvent over the long term.  WEP repeal or reform does cost the Social Security Trust Fund money.  Not covered in this piece is the Government Pension Offset (GPO), which experts tend to agree is even more onerous in how it penalizes.  AMAC’s Social Security Guarantee is here



Notice: The link provided above connects readers to the full content of the posted article. The URL (internet address) for this link is valid on the posted date; cannot guarantee the duration of the link’s validity. Also, the opinions expressed in these postings are the viewpoints of the original source and are not explicitly endorsed by AMAC, Inc.; the AMAC Foundation, Inc.; or

Comments On This Topic

  1. Retired law enforcement I payed into social security for over 50 years on side jobs I should be allowed to receive what I paid for that’s all I am asking for they took my money but never sead o bye the way you will only receive one third of what you paid for

    • Herb:

      As noted in the article attached to the post you’re commenting on, another bill to address changes to the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) rule was introduced in the House earlier this month. AMAC Action is currently evaluating this bill (H.R. 2337 introduced by Rep. Neal, Richard (D-MA-1) and will likely take a position on it in the next few weeks. This bill, of course, has been introduced in congressional sessions, with no action. AMAC’s position in prior reviews of this matter has been support for repeal or reform, although our preference is that it be part of a more comprehensive overhaul of Social Security to make the program financially solvent over the long term. Stay tuned to AMAC channels for more information as this bill moves through Congress.

      Thanks for contacting the AMAC Foundation!

      Gerry Hafer
      AMAC Foundation

      CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this message, including any attachments, are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the person or entity to whom the message was addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please be advised that any dissemination, distribution, forwarding, printing, copying, or use of the contents of this message, and any attached documentation, is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender. Please also permanently delete all copies of the original message and any attached documentation. The opinions and interpretations expressed in this message are the viewpoints of the message’s author, a trained advisor accredited under the National Social Security Advisors program of the National Social Security Association, LLC (NSSA). The author, the NSSA, and the AMAC Foundation are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government, the Social Security Administration, or any other state government.

What's Your Opinion?

We welcome your comments. Join the discussion and let your voice be heard. All fields are required

Website by Geiger Computers