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What the 2008 Trustees’ Report Shows about Social Security

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Chad Stone; Robert Greenstein

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Economic projections; Fiscal future; Retirement; Senior citizen

Type: Report


The report projects that Social Security’s trust fund reserves will be exhausted in 2041, the same as projected last year.  In 2041, Social Security will be able to pay 78 percent of scheduled benefits, rather than full benefits.