TITLE

SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM: Issues for Disability and Dependent Benefits

AUTHOR(S)
Bovbjerg, Barbara D.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
GAO Reports;11/26/2007, preceding pi
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article assesses the effects of social security reform proposals on disability and dependent benefits in the U.S. Simulation results reveal that the reforms would reduce the future benefits for at least three-quarters of disabled workers and dependent beneficiaries of currently scheduled levels. Longevity indexing indicates a reduction in benefits between 10-25 percent in 86 percent of disabled workers.
ACCESSION #
27825333

 

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