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  • Problem Solvers Caucus throws its weight behind an effort to kill the windfall elimination provision - May 24, 2024
  • Some lawmakers have spent years garnering support to repeal a controversial tax rule that cuts Social Security benefits for some public servants.

    Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    The years-long effort to repeal a pair of controversial tax rules that negatively impact some federal workers’ retirement income got a boost Thursday in the form of the formal endorsement of the House Problem Solvers Caucus.

    The Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82), introduced last April by Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Garrett Graves, R-La., would repeal Social Security’s windfall elimination provision and government pension offset.

    The windfall elimination provision reduces Social Security benefits for retired federal, state and local government employees who worked in both in the private sector and at a government job where Social Security is not intended as an element of their retirement income, such as the Civil Service Retirement System. The government pension offset reduces spousal and survivor Social Security benefits if the beneficiary is also a government employee.

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