Will Coronavirus Affect Social Security’s Future?
A number of assurances have been published that the U.S. actions taken to contain the so-called “Coronavirus” will not affect the normal flow of benefits to Social Security recipients. But the national economic shutdown and loss of employment resulting from it will most definitely mean less revenue for Social Security from payroll taxes for this year. And less revenue to pay current beneficiaries means that Social Security will be digging deeper into its reserves to pay benefits, which could affect the timing of when Social Security’s reserves are fully depleted. Social Security’s reserves were last estimated to be fully depleted in 2035, but how – or if – the current crisis will accelerate that date is, as yet, an unknown. This Motley Fool article by Sean Williams discusses the impact Coronavirus may have on future Social Security benefits, and what will happen if Social Security’s reserves are emptied sooner.
The potential that Social Security’s reserves may be fully depleted earlier than previously forecast only heightens the urgency for Congress to take action to resolve the long-anticipated financial issues the program faces. AMAC has been at the forefront trying to strengthen Social Security by developing and proposing its Social Security Guarantee. AMAC has been discussing and continues to discuss this common-sense solution with Congressional Representatives in its efforts to protect America’s senior citizens who rely on Social Security. To review AMAC’s Social Security Guarantee, click here.
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