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Sample HR 82 Letter

Here is a sample to mail/email or read during phone call:

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Please repeal The Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset by co-sponsoring H.R. 82.

HR 82 currently has 281 co-sponsors, but we need 9 more ASAP to bring it to the floor before this legislative session ends.

HR 82 is the only bill under consideration this session which simply eliminates the WEP and GPO with no complicated formulas or back reparations.  

The WEP is Unfair to retired public employees.

Americans across the country pay into Social Security and expect to receive the benefits they have earned when they retire. Unfortunately, because of a well-intended but flawed policy known as the Windfall Elimination Provision, or the WEP, some workers — specifically teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public servants who have paid into Social Security for part of their careers but not all of it — are not treated fairly. 

The GPO is also unjust. It reduces the spousal or survivor Social Security. 

71% of people affected by the GPO lose ALL of their Social Security spousal or survivor benefits. Retired public employees with a $3,000 a month pension lose $24,000 in Social Security benefits every year. This penalty usually eliminates ALL of the Social Security retirement benefits a public worker’s spouse has paid in for them. 

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