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Another year, another step toward ditching the WEP?

Once again, there are dueling agendas to eliminate or offset the Windfall Elimination Provision, a pesky nuance that reduces Social Security benefits for…

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Military retirees, survivors will see 1.3% increase in COLA for 2021

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What the payroll tax deferral means for your wallet — and what you’ll pay back in 2021

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Trump aiming for late-September launch of payroll tax deferral for federal employees

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Pandemic problem: Retire, carry on or simply survive?

A lot of people who retired last year or earlier this year probably wish they hadn’t. Most are living on less.

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Janitor-Marine-TSP millionaire tackles Social Security offset and windfall

While most feds oppose WEP and GPO, today’s guest columnist said he’s looked at the background, crunched the numbers and in his opinion they are fair.

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A sign alert voters at the United Methodist Church polling place Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in Hudson, Wis.in Wisconsin's special congressional election to replace retired Republican reality TV star Sean Duffy, in the 7th District race between Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Tricia Zunker. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

COVID-19 impact on 2021 COLA, pay raise and WEP/GPO

Given the impact of the pandemic on the economy, and on prices, it is unlikely that retirees who get cost of living adjustments most years will be getting a COLA in January 2021.

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