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AMAC Supports Bill to Address WEP Penalties for Public Service Workers

AMACThe Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) hinders Social Security benefits for many Americans who have devoted much of their careers to public service. AMAC supports Congressman Kevin Brady’s (R TX-08) bill to eliminate them.

June 9, 2020

The Honorable Kevin Brady
Texas 8th Congressional District
1011 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Congressman Brady,

On behalf of the over 2.1 million members of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), I write in support of the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2019, H.R. 3934. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) hinders Social Security benefits for many Americans who have devoted much of their careers to public service.

The WEP reduces Social Security benefits for a worker who receives a public pension. This is problematic for public service employees that work another job on the side, or for individuals who want to transition into a public service profession such as teaching. Both would receive reduced benefits even though they have already contributed money into the system. Educators, police officers, and firefighters should not be in the position for weaker benefits after they have already contributed to the Social Security fund for many years.

AMAC is pleased to offer our full support of this bipartisan legislation and stands behind you as you work to eliminate this unfair penalty for America’s public service employees.

Sincerely,
Bob Carlstrom
President,
AMAC Action

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