Social Security Penalties
The current Social Security system includes little-known penalties that reduce and often eliminate Social Security benefits for retired teachers in California and 14 other states. CalRTA supports solutions to the long-term financing concerns of Social Security, including repeal of these penalties which discourage people from becoming teachers.
Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) – Information sheet from Social Security
Government Pension Offset (GPO) – Information sheet from Social Security
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