Penalties for Public Service

NEA is pleased to announce the availability of a new video highlighting the impacts of the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision on educators. The video, which runs just over six minutes long, features an introduction and closing call to action by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, along with testimonials from impacted NEA members about the unfair offsets.

The video can be seen on YouTube. We encourage you to forward the video link to colleagues, friends and others who can help spread the word about the need for repeal. Be sure to leave a comment on YouTube about the video and the importance of repealing these unfair offsets as well.

Status Update

The congressional agenda has been focused on health insurance reform, jobs, and national security, leaving little room for action on other items, including Social Security. However, support continues to grow for the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 235/S. 484), which would completely repeal both offsets. The House bill has 314 cosponsors and the Senate has 30.

Cosponsor Lists: Senate and House