NAELA Public Policy Guidelines
A. NAELA supports a continuing role for Social Security (OASDI) in meeting the income needs of seniors and people with disabilities.
B. NAELA advocates that Social Security (OASDI) benefits and cost of living increases be maintained at least at their present levels.
C. NAELA supports the maximizing of access, due process rights, and remedies under individual and employer retirement benefit plans.
D. NAELA opposes efforts to privatize Social Security that would result in a reduction of benefits to either current or future beneficiaries.
E. NAELA supports the long-term financial stability of the Social Security program by promoting a coordinated system of expanded universal coverage, employer/employee contributions, and coverage and benefit amount adjustments to reflect population demographics.
F. NAELA supports repeal or amendment of the current Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) sections of the Social Security Act to more fairly coordinate and equalize Social Security benefits paid to workers and their dependents and survivors who receive governmental pension benefits.
G. NAELA supports clarifying attorney fee approval regulations in defining what constitutes “practice” before the Social Security Administration and otherwise eliminating fee approval requirements for services before the SSA when fees are paid by a third party from funds that are not in the control of the recipient.
Resolutions adopted by the NAELA Board of Directors May 6, 1998
Revised November 11, 2004 and June 29, 2007
Posted April 2013