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Next President Should Heed Social Security Trustees’ Warning

Ben Ritz / Blog June 23, 2016

If the next president serves two terms without addressing Social Security, the Disability Insurance Trust Fund would be exhausted by the time he or she leaves office.

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Social Security Trustees’ Report Illustrates Challenges Ahead

Economy / Press Release June 22, 2016

The Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, which provides benefits to 49 million beneficiaries, will be unable to pay benefits as scheduled by 2035.

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CBO Highlights Challenges Facing Social Security Disability Insurance

Ben Ritz / Blog June 17, 2016

Policymakers must address the problems facing Disability Insurance in a responsible manner that accounts for the challenges facing Social Security as a whole.

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Millennials in Retirement: What Will Happen to Social Security?

Ben Ritz / Blog April 19, 2016

Failure to secure the finances of Social Security would place the greatest burden on individuals who can least afford it.

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Improve the SSDI Program and Address the Impending Trust Fund Depletion

Economy / Research August 25, 2015

The trust fund is on course for insolvency next year. This deadline is a focus of policymakers and a source of concern for beneficiaries and their families.

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Social Security Trustees Warn of Short- and Long-Term Trouble

Ben Ritz / Blog July 23, 2015

As Baby Boomers move out of the labor force and into retirement, the ratio of workers to beneficiaries will drop to roughly 2:1 by 2034.

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Social Security Trustees’ Report Shows Congressional Action is Imperative to Restore Solvency

Economy / Press Release July 22, 2015

The report emphasizes that before the end of 2016, just 18 months from now, the DI Trust Fund will be unable to pay beneficiaries the full amount due them.

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Disability Insurance Trust Fund Solvency: Act Now and Later

Kelly Isom / Blog February 27, 2015

The need for action is an opportunity to ensure not only that benefits are preserved for current beneficiaries but also to modernize elements of Social Security.

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Social Security Trustees Report: One Year Closer to Insolvency

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog July 28, 2014

This morning, the trustees of Social Security released their annual report, which includes an assessment of the program’s financial health. The Social Security actuaries estimate that under current law, the Old-Age and Survivor’s Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund will be depleted in 2034 (one year earlier than projected last year), while the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund will be depleted in late 2016, unchanged from last year.

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