“The law to require notification of new employees about the WEP/GPO only went into effect in 2005. A worker has to be informed about what these offsets are in order to be in a position to determine their effects, but neither the SSA nor government employers have sufficiently publicized these penalties for people who have been employed since before 2005. Even with notification, the GPO/WEP are so lacking in logic, that many employees still do not understand their long term financial effects.
Who is penalized?
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