Q. I understand that there is a bill in Congress to eliminate the windfall all together and reinstate the monies that have been deducted monthly. I understand that if it is passed it will only pertain to future monthly annuity and will not cause a retroactive effect back to when we retired. Can you shed any light on the status of this bill?
A. HR 711 would reform the windfall elimination provision. HR 973 and S 1651 would repeal it. None of these bills has gone anywhere in Congress. All three expired at the end of the last term and will have to be reintroduced in this session of Congress.