More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That’s nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. At that point, Social Security will collect only enough taxes to pay 79 percent of benefits.
More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That’s nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. At that point, Social Security will collect only enough taxes to pay 79 percent of benefits. Patrick Semansky AP file
More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That’s nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. At that point, Social Security will collect only enough taxes to pay 79 percent of benefits. Patrick Semansky AP file

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