Senior Policy Analyst
Social Security’s upcoming 81st birthday this Sunday is a cause for celebration. Americans love Social Security: Large majorities say they value it for themselves, their families, and millions of others who count on it.
And all Americans have a stake in its continued success, as we explain in our recently updated Top Ten Facts About Social Security.
Social Security can pay full benefits for the next nearly two decades, but it faces a significant — though manageable — long-term funding shortfall. (For more on Social Security’s trust funds, read our updated backgrounder here.) Policymakers should strengthen Social Security for the millions of Americans who have worked hard to earn its protection for themselves and their families.