Accession Number PB2013-101016
Title Social Security: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 10p
Personal Author C. Scott
Abstract The windfall elimination provision (WEP) reduces the Social Security benefits of workers who also have pension benefits from employment not covered by Social Security. Its purpose is to remove an advantage or windfall these workers would otherwise receive as a result of the interaction between the Social Security benefit formula and the workers relatively short careers in Social Security-covered employment. Opponents contend the provision is basically imprecise.
Keywords Benefit plans
Pension plans
Social security
United States government
Windfall eliminiation provision(WEP)

Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
70F - Public Administration & Government
96 - Business & Economics
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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