Tag: state and local workers

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The real answer is that all state and local workers should be covered by Social Security. A new report from the Congressional Research Service appears to have rekindled the controversy surrounding the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).  This provision reduces Social Security benefits for workers receiving significant government pensions from jobs not covered by Social Security.&nbs…

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Abstract Federal law allows certain state and local government employees to be excluded from Social Security if they are covered by an employer pension of sufficient generosity.  As a result, approximately one-quarter of state and local workers are not covered by Social Security on their current job.  Before COVID-19, these “FICA replacement plans” all satisfied…