COLUMBUS (3-22-23) – State Representative Angie King (R-Celina) has introduced legislation that will urge Congress to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision to give public servants that pay into Social Security their full benefits upon retirement.

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) was enacted in 1983 as a modified benefits program for employees who receive a pension for their public service. Under the WEP, public employees can have their Social Security earning potential lowered by up to 50% due to also earning a public pension.

There are currently more than 1.7 million people in the Ohio Public Retirement System that are effected by WEP.

King said—

“The Windfall Elimination Provision’s flawed practical application diminishes nearly 150,000 Ohioans’ retirement security and fails to recognize their rightfully earned Social Security and public pension benefits. Employees should not be penalized for choosing to serve the public.”

The legislation is awaiting a committee assignment. 


State Representative Angie King was elected in November 2022 to the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 84th House District, serving residents of Mercer, Darke and Auglaize counties.