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Disability Insurance Needs Tax Reallocation, Not Borrowing

August 6, 2015

With the Disability Insurance (DI) trust fund — an essential part of Social Security — facing a long-anticipated need for more financial resources by late 2016, some congressional Republicans want to force it to borrow...

In Focus: Recent Reallocations Led to Today's Underfunding of Disability Insurance

What the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means for Social Security

June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a nationwide right means that all married couples may receive Social Security spousal and survivor benefits — no matter where they live.


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Underfunding Weakens Social Security’s Service to the Public

June 24, 2015

The 2016 Labor-HHS-Education bill that the House Appropriations Committee is considering today would continue to force the Social Security Administration (SSA) — whose work touches nearly every American’s life...

Social Security's Administrative Funding Has Not Kept Up With Rising Caseloads

Disability Insurance Benefits Are Modest

June 22, 2015

Unless Congress acts soon to replenish Social Security’s Disability Insurance (DI) trust fund, beneficiaries will face a 20 percent benefit cut.  Such a cut to DI’s already modest benefits would be devastating. 

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Disability Insurance (DI) Benefits are Modest