Social Security Website Links

(Last updated on August 14, 2007)
(*=new addition)

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Background and Basics:

The Home Page of the Social Security Administration

Social Security: Facts and Figures from SSA

Social Security Data Page from SSA

"The History of Social Security" from the SSA

Social Security Benefit Publications from SSA

Office of the Chief Actuary, SSA

Office of the Chief Actuary, SSA Solvency Memoranda

Social Security Advisory Board

*The 2007 Social Security Trustee's Report

The 2006 Social Security Trustee's Report

Social Security Trustees' Reports Prior to 2006

Congressional Budget Office: Updated Long-Term Projections for Social Security

President Bush's Social Security Commission


Final Report

Social Security Reform Bills (Comprehensive Reform Packages)

*(no major proposals)

Readings on Social Security Reform

The 1994-1996 Social Security Advisory Council Report

The 1999 Technical Panel of Assumptions and Methods Report to the Social Security Advisory Board, November 1999

American Academy of Actuaries, "Social Adequacy and Individual Equity in Social Security," January 2004.

American Academy of Actuaries, "Means Testing for Social Security," January 2004.

American Academy of Actuaries, "Assumptions Used to Project Social Security's Financial Condition," January 2004.

American Academy of Actuaries, "Raising the Retirement Age for Social Security," October 2002.

American Academy of Actuaries, "Social Security Reform: Voluntary or Mandatory Individual Accounts?," September 2002.

American Academy of Actuaries, "Automatic Adjustments to Maintain Social Security's Long-Range Actuarial Balance," September 2002.

American Academy of Actuaries, "Annuitization of Social Security Individual Accounts," November 2001.

Peter A. Diamond, "What Stock Market Returns to Expect for the Future?" September 1999.

General Accounting Office, "Implications of Raising the Retirement Age," GAO/HEHS-99-112, August 27, 1999.

General Accounting Office, "Issues in Comparing Rates of Return With Market Investments," GAO/HEHS-99-110, August 5, 1999.

Rea S. Hederman, Jr., Tracy L. Foertsch, and Kirk A. Johnson,"Keep the Social Security Wage Cap: Nearly a Million Jobs Hang in the Balance," Heritage Center for Data Analysis, April 22, 2005.

Jagadeesh Gokhale and Kent Smetters, "Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: New Budget Measures For New Budget Priorities," AEI Monograph (16th draft), April 7, 2003.

Lawrence H. Hart, Mark Kearney, Carol Musil, and Kelly Olsen, "SSA's Estimates of Administrative Costs Under a Centralized Program of Individual Accounts," SSA, January 9, 2001.

David C. John and Stuart Butler, "Bush’s Progressive Indexation Plan: A Key Step to Preserve Social Security," Heritage Research on Social Security, May 2, 2005.

Peter R. Orszag and Peter A. Diamond, "Reforming Social Security: A Balanced Plan," The Brookings Institution, December 2003.

C. Eugene Steuerle and Melissa Favreault, "Social Security for Yesterday's Family?"

C. Eugene Steuerle and Adam Carasso, "Lifetime Social Security and Medicare Benefits," Urban Institute, March 31, 2003.


Other Websites

The Brookings Institution

Cato Institute Project on Social Security Choice

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Concord Coalition

Heritage Foundation

International Center for Pension Reform

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

The Social Security Network

Urban Institute

United States Representatives Sub-Committee on Social Security