Policy Basics: Top Ten Facts about Social Security

Eighty years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935, Social Security remains one of the nation’s most successful, effective, and popular programs. It provides a foundation of income on which workers can build to plan for their retirement.  It also provides valuable social insurance protection to workers who become disabled […]

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force

Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Social Security trust funds. The 2015 Trustees Report highlights that our Social Security system continues to operate well for the American people. Our Social Security system’s financial outlook remains stable, and can continue to pay all scheduled […]

Democrats Call for Major Change in Social Security

In a move that may turn out to be politically shrewd but will almost certainly turn out to be practically ineffective, 70 Democrats on Sunday delivered a letter to the White House urging President Obama, in the vaguest of possible language, to “expand Social Security benefits for millions of Americans.” “As employers continue moving from […]