In the News: Elkhart Truth: Walorski bill would eliminate penalties for collecting Social Security while working

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Walorski bill would eliminate penalties for collecting Social Security while working

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski has introduced a bill that would eliminate penalties that seniors on Social Security face when they try to remain in or reenter the workforce.

The Senior Citizens’ Freedom to Work Act of 2017 would eliminate the Retirement Earnings Test that affects younger seniors who choose to continue working after claiming Social Security benefits, according to a press release.

“Older Americans who want to work should be able to do so without having their Social Security benefits reduced or delayed,” said Walorski, a republican from Jimtown. “Eliminating this unnecessary penalty on seniors in the workforce is an important, commonsense reform that will reward work and simplify Social Security for those who depend on it.”

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