The Windfall Elimination Provision

Issues

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) is an unfair federal provision preventing retirees from receiving the Social Security benefits they are owed. The WEP, which took effect in 1983, provides a means of eliminating the “windfall” of Social Security benefits received by beneficiaries who also receive a pension based on work not covered by Social Security.

Ninety-five percent of Texas public school employees do not pay into Social Security through their work with Texas schools. However, many have other jobs before, during, or after their employment in education in which they do pay into the federal program.

We have joined our friends in Massachusetts, who are also affected by the WEP, in creating the Public Retirees Alliance.

Now is the time for our membership to get engaged! You can find your representative by using this website. It’s time for action!


Photos From TRTA’s Recent Trip to Washington D.C.