The Social Security retirement age: Who’s really living longer?

From Washington Policy Watch: In 1983, the so-called "Reagan Reforms" made some big changes to Social Security including eliminating the survivors benefits for college students, boosting the payroll tax, and raising the retirement age from 65 to 67.  As a result, anyone born after 1960 must now wait until age 67 to receive their full …

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VIDEO: Social Security forum in Tacoma featuring Dean Baker

If you weren't able to attend the Social Security forum in Tacoma on February 20th, watch this short video about how we can address the long-term issues facing Social Security in a way that protects and improves our already great Social Security system. Featuring CEPR Co-director Dean Baker, EOI Policy Director Marilyn Watkins, and others. Video edited by …

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Social Security saves lives

Watch this powerful account of how Social Security benefits helped Lonna, who became seriously ill and could no longer work.