Do you know what Social Security is or how it works? Have you ever wondered why, whenever there is a discussion about the nation’s debt and deficits Social Security becomes a part of the conversation? Can we improve Social Security benefits for the vulnerable individuals who need it most? Would you like to know if, how, or when Social Security might run out of money?
The answers may surprise you.
Why is Social Security Important?
Hilary Doe, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
Social Security: How Does it Work?
Kathleen Romig, Social Security Administration
Scott Szymendera, Congressional Research Service
Ashley Carson Cottingham, US Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Social Security: How Big is the Financing Problem, and How Can We Pay for What We Want?
Stephen Goss, Social Security AdministrationBen Veghte, National Academy of Social Insurance
The Intern Solution For Social Security
Interactive Activity (Part I)
What Are Your Solutions For Social Security?
Interactive Activity (Part II)
Unfiltered: Straight Talk on Social Security
Kathryn Edwards, Economic Policy InstituteMarc Goldwein, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, New America Foundation
Now What? - How Can I Use This Information and Experience?
Jane Farrell, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Allessia Owens, Howard University School of Social Work Doctoral Student
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