NCPSSM Endorses Survivor Benefit Component of Larson Bill

In a statement issued this week, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare’s Max Richtman voiced support for the provision in Rep. John Larson’s (D-CT) “Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust” bill promoting improved benefits for surviving spouses. The bill–H.R. 5723–calls for surviving spouses to receive “…at least 75% of the combined benefits that they received when both spouses were alive.” Read the NCPSSM release here, and the bill text here.

Note also that the proposed improvement in survivor benefits is similar to a recommendation included in the Association of Mature American Citizens’ (AMAC) Social Security Guarantee, a legislative framework advanced by AMAC as a solution to the much-publicized solvency problem facing the program. Read the AMAC proposal here

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