Published Online: February 13, 2007
Published in Print: February 14, 2007, as Measure Would Repeal Government-Pension Offset

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Measure Would Repeal Government-Pension Offset

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A bill introduced in Congress would repeal federal rules that reduce Social Security benefits for public school teachers and municipal workers in 13 states.

Under the current rules involving so-called government-pension offsets, the Social Security benefits are reduced for private-sector employees who start second careers as teachers, firefighters, police officers, or other civil servants.

The bill, introduced last week by Reps. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., and Howard Berman, D-Calif., would revoke that rule so that second-career teachers would not lose Social Security benefits.

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