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Changes to CBO’s Long-Term Social Security Projections Since 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53209-ltbossprojections.pdf

Envisions a slight improvement in the financial picture for Social Security and traces the upward revision to new information gathered since March, the date of the last published projections for the system’s finances.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Measuring the Adequacy of Retirement Income: A Primer

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53191-retirementadequacy.pdf

Examines various measures and approaches for quantifying the adequacy of retirement income.  Includes factors considered when measuring retirement income adequacy, and measures of adequacy for both single-year and multi-year analyses.  From the Congressional Budget Office

Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

The Nation’s Retirement System: A Comprehensive Re-evaluation is Needed to Better Promote Future Retirement Security

Categories: Elderly,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687797.pdf

Examines the challenges to retirement security posed by disappearing pensions.  Draws on recommendations from a panel of experts who see the need for a new evaluation of the American retirement system.  Includes selected federal legislation shaping retirement, and retirement systems in selected countries.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2018.pdf

Key figures for Social Security related programs for the year including tax rates, earnings limits, COLA percent and more.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/10-2017-1

Announces the Cost of Living Adjustment for the coming year based on the movement of the Consumer Price Index.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2016/index.html

Provides financial and demographic information about the program which provides benefits to the disabled.  Topics covered include current beneficiaries, benefits awarded-withheld-and terminated, and geographic distributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2016

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2016-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201705.pdf

Finds that 70% of adults report they are financially comfortable or doing okay and 30% say they are struggling financially.  Covers overall financial well-being, employment, income and savings behaviors, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing and living arrangements, student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2017

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2017/fast_facts17.pdf

Highlights data on the most important aspects of the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs, including the people they serve and the benefits they provide.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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