Public Sector Workers’ Retirements are in Danger — But This May Change


Public sector workers teach us, deliver our mail, and keep us safe. The many other functions they provide often go unnoticed or unthanked. But if anything, they at least deserve a great retirement.

However, some Social Security rules make this tough. The Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset create big problems for public sector workers.

CNBC shares this story of a long-time USPS worker, whose Social Security benefits were half what they expected. Even though they’d accumulated enough work credits, their benefits were cut unfairly. But many groups and unions are working to change this, so public sector workers get the full retirement benefits they’ve earned.

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