This letter is mainly intended for Scioto County employees, State and Federal workers, and those employed under OPERS or State Teachers Retirement.
All the above mention people will fall under the Windfall Elimination Provision when they retire. The
WEP says that if you worked for the County, any State Agency, school system or the Federal
government, your Social Security will be reduced by as much as 60% when you go to retire. Only State,
County ( OPERS ) and Federal workers and those working under the State Teachers retirement program
are penalized this way. Please read and become familiar with how WEP will affect you.
Currently, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has introduced H.R. 4540, which if passed will help ease the burden
on those individuals that turn 62 before 2022. I challenge you to contact your Congressman and
ask that he support H.R. 4540. For those in Congressman Bill Johnsons area, his number is 202-225-
5705. More than likely you will be asked what this is in reference to. Tell the Congressman’s aide that
you are requesting that he review and support H.R. 4540. If you must leave a message, request a call
Personally, I have spoken with the Congressman’s staff and in the past, Congressman Johnson has not
been in support of any legislation that would ease or offer relief to workers affected by the WEP.
Please, if you worked for any of the above mentioned agencies, be aware your Social Security is in
jeopardy. Act today, research the Windfall Elimination Provision and how it will affect you in your
retirement, then contact your congressman.