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Policy Basics

Social Security provides monthly benefits to retired workers and workers with disabilities, their dependents, and their survivors.

We examine Social Security’s effects on poverty and on particular demographic groups. We also analyze Social Security reform proposals to determine their likely impact on the program’s long-term solvency and its effectiveness in reducing poverty and hardship.

Trump Budget Would Hurt Older Americans

Older Americans are among the many groups that President Trump’s proposed 2021 budget would seriously harm. While running for president, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security,...