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Social Security: Brief Facts and Statistics
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Universal Social Security Coverage: Extending Mandatory Coverage
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Social Security Benefits Are Not Paid for the Month of Death: A Fact Sheet
Social security benefits are not paid for the month in which a recipient dies. Legislation is routinely introduced that would either pay the full amount of the benefits for the month of death or pro-rate the benefits based on the proportion of the month that the recipient was alive.
Current Social Security Issues
Social Security is the focus of intense public interest. Projected long-range funding problems, public skepticism about its future, and a growing perception that Social Security will not be as good a value for future retirees as it is today are fueling calls for reform. This report, updated regularly, discusses a number of the major Social Security issues currently drawing congressional attention.
Social Security: The Trust Fund
This report covers how the Social Security program is financed and how the Social Security trust fund works.
Social Security: Summary of Program Solvency and Projections
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Social Security: The Relationship of Taxes and Benefits for Past, Present, and Future Retirees
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security: "Transition Costs"
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security: Raising the Retirement Age Background and Issues
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security Reform
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Social Security: Taxation of Benefits
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Social Security: Taxation of Benefits
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Social Security: Taxation of Benefits
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Social Security: Taxation of Benefits
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Social Security: Taxation of Benefits
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Social Security: Taxation of Benefits
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Social Security: The Trust Fund
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Social Security: Proposed Changes to the Earnings Test
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Social Security: Proposed Changes to the Earnings Test
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Social Security: Summary of Major Changes in the Cash Benefits Program
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Social Security: Proposed Changes to the Earnings Test
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Social Security: Proposed Changes to the Earnings Test
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Social Security Reform: Economic Issues
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Social Security Reform: Economic Issues
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Social Security: Calculation and History of Taxing Benefits
This report discusses the calculations that go into taxing Social Security benefits, which prior to 1984 were exempt from taxation but have since been taxed at gradually increasing levels.
Social Security Reform: Legal Analysis of Social Security Benefit Entitlement Issues
This report addresses selected legal issues which may be raised regarding entitlement to Social Security benefits as Congress considers possible changes to the Social Security program, and in view of projected long-range shortfalls in the Social Security Trust Funds.
Social Security: Trust Fund Investment Practices
This report describes Social Security trust fund investment practices under current law.
Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?
This report explains what the Social Security trust funds are and how they work. It describes the historical operations of the trust funds and the Social Security trustees' projections of future operations. It explains what could happen if Congress allowed the trust funds to run out. It also analyzes two scenarios that assume Congress waits until the moment of insolvency to act, showing the magnitude of benefit cuts or tax increases needed and how such changes would affect beneficiaries.