Congress and President Biden are currently pretending to debate whether or not to raise the so-called debt ceiling from its current legal level, which is $31.4 trillion.
Nearly three in four Americans say they aren’t counting on Social Security benefits when planning retirement income.
It does indeed for about 13 million retirees for whom Social Security is a lifeline
Social Security is facing challenges that may necessitate changes in the coming years.
Failure to reach a deal could potentially disrupt Social Security payments to roughly 70 million recipients, though some doubt any problems.
What happens when people receiving Social Security benefits have unpaid debt? Can those benefits be withheld to settle those debts? In certain cases, yes.
The oldest adults who retired before 2000 would need an extra $500 a month just to maintain the same level of buying power, a new study says.
It involves equities in a trust fund, but our trust fund is headed to zero.
Learn how Social Security benefits are calculated, how to be smart about timing your claim, how benefits are taxed and how to get help with your decisions.
Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid do not provide greedy people with special privileges
For millions of Americans, Social Security benefits are a crucial source of income during retirement.
The importance of focusing on real, not nominal, returns
His 'big idea' would invest money in the stock market over 75 years to make Social Security solvent.
The program’s 'Missing Trust Fund' provides a strong case for an infusion of general revenues
The Social Security deficit can't be solved by moving the trust fund into stocks
Cost of living adjustments over the past two years have failed to keep up with inflation, says the Senior Citizens League.
Nearly three in four say they can’t count on Social Security benefits when planning retirement income, a new study found.
‘Temporary degradation’: Social Security recipients should expect longer wait times and other customer-service delays.
Retirees and others seeking Social Security’s help need to be patient when it comes to disability-benefit claims and staff assistance.
Opinion Eliminating policies that reduce Social Security benefits for some state and local workers is not the way to help retirees
The real answer is that all state and local workers should be covered by Social Security.