Tim Ryan on Social Security

Democratic Representative (OH-17); Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)


Repeal offsets that reduce Social Security payments

Ryan [said],"I have been a strong supporter of repealing the government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions." The WEP affects how the government calculates retirement or disability benefit. The GPO reduces the Social Security benefits a person receives as a spouse if he or she also has a government pension not covered by Social Security. Ryan said this is especially unfair because a retired worker with a private pension would not be subject to the same Social Security offset.
Source: WFMJ-TV NBC-21 on 2022 Ohio Senate race , Mar 23, 2021

Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record.

Ryan scores 90% by the ARA on senior issues

The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.

The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.

Source: ARA website 03n-ARA on Dec 31, 2003

Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI".

Ryan co-sponsored Resolution on CPI

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.