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Fast Facts and Figures about Social Security, 2014

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2014/fast_facts14.pdf

Current program information and data about the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Code, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2013/oasdi_zip13.pdf

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state, Social Security field office, and zip code.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Social Security: What Would Happen if the Trust Funds Ran Out?

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33514.pdf

Discusses the financial problems with the Social Security Trust Funds, offers legal background on Trust Fund insolvency, and details measures that could be used to continue payments.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2014/tr2014.pdf

Predicts that the assets of the trust funds will be exhausted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77% of benefits still payable at that time.  Also predicts that the annual cost of the program will begin to exceed the annual income in 2020.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The Labor Force Participation Rate Since 2007: Causes and Policy Implications

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/labor_force_participation_report.pdf

Analyzes the evolution of the labor force participation rate since late 2007 and especially how the Great Recession and the beginning of the retirement of Baby Boomers have affected the participation rate.  Also discusses labor force participation rates for various groups and discusses future scenarios for the participation rate.  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2013/oasdi_sc13.pdf

Provides statistics on the Social Security population at the local level, including the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45471-Long-TermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Attempts to predict the federal budget outlook for the next 10 years and beyond.  Foresees period of stable deficits remaining at about 2.5 to 3% of GDP, but larger deficits after 2020 due to an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Answers to Questions from Senator Hatch About Various Options for Payroll Taxes and Social Security

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45519-QFR_Hatch.pdf

Assesses the budgetary implications of altering Social Security payroll tax rates and the maximum amount of earnings on which those taxes are imposed in response to questions from Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.  Includes tables showing effects of potential changes.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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