Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Every two years, voters — whether they already count on the program, expect to or question paying into it — try to make sense of competing claims about it. It’s that time again. ByTara Siegel Bernard Graphic byKarl Russell Sept. 28, 2018 It’s no wonder that Social Security is politically contentious. The program’s reach is vast: More than 175 million workers contribute to it with every paycheck, and about 43 million retirees collect monthly benefits. For three in five older Americans, those checks account for more than half their income. Every two years, voters — whether they already count on Social Security, expect to or question paying into the program — must try to make sense of competing claims about it and which Speaking at a rally in Montana this month … [Read more...] about 8 Questions About Social Security Answered as Election Day Nears
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Published July 21, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print As of June, approximately 62.5 million Americans were receiving a monthly Social Security check, of which 69% were retired workers. For these retirees, Social Security's importance simply can't be overstated enough. The Social Security Administration finds that more than 3 out of 5 current retirees leans on the program for at least half of their monthly income, with a separate analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimating that over 15 million seniors are kept above the federal poverty level as a result of their guaranteed monthly check. If Social Security did not exist, we would likely be contending with an elderly poverty crisis. Continue Reading Below Yet for all that Social Security does for working Americans, the long-term disabled, and the survivors of deceased workers, there's very little known about how the program is funded, or how this funding could … [Read more...] about An Intricate Look at How Social Security Will Be Funded Over the Next 10 Years
Published May 13, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Each and every month, some 62 million eligible beneficiaries, almost 7 out of 10 of which are retired workers, receive a Social Security check. This is a figure that's expected to grow over time as Americans live longer, and as baby boomers exit the workforce and enter retirement. For many retirees, Social Security isn't just some check they receive each month. It's much more than that. Data from the Social Security Administration finds that 62% of current retirees lean on their monthly benefit for at least half of their income, with 34% pretty much wholly reliant on Social Security for 90% to 100% of their monthly income. At the end of the day, Social Security keeps millions of retirees above the federal poverty line. Continue Reading Below America's most important social program is on thin ice But this crucial program is in some pretty big trouble. Last year's Social Security … [Read more...] about What Happens to Social Security if Democrats Win the Midterm Elections?
Published May 11, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Few, if any, social programs bear the same importance as Social Security to the American public. Each and every month, some 62 million people receives a benefit from the program, 42.8 million of whom are retired workers. Of these retirees, more than three out of five are dependent on their monthly payout from Social Security to account for at least half of their income. In other words, senior poverty rates would probably skyrocket without the guaranteed monthly benefit that Social Security provides eligible retired workers. But there's a problem with America's leading social program: The current payout schedule isn't sustainable. Continue Reading Below What's wrong with Social Security? According to the Social Security Board of Trustees' 2017 report, released last summer, the program will undergo a major shift in 2022 that'll see it pay out more in benefits than it's generating … [Read more...] about The Flaw in Democrats’ and Republicans’ Primary Fixes for Social Security