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Summary of Provisions That Would Change the Social Security Program

Description of Proposed Provisions:
Provisions Affecting Family Member Benefits

Estimates based on the intermediate assumptions of the 2013 Trustees Report


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  Change from present law Results with this provision
Long-range
actuarial
balance
Annual
balance in
75th year
Long-range
actuarial
balance
Annual
balance in
75th year
  Present Law, Alternative II.
    -2.72 -4.77
D1 Beginning in 2014, continue benefits for children of disabled or deceased workers until age 22 if the child is in high school, college or vocational school.
graph | table | pdf-graph | pdf-table | memo (Moore) | memo (National Academy of Social Insurance)
-0.07 -0.06 -2.78 -4.83
D2 The current spouse benefit is based on 50 percent of the PIA of the other spouse. Reduce this percent each year by 1 percentage point beginning with newly eligible spouses in 2014, until the percent reaches 33 in 2030.
graph | table | pdf-graph | pdf-table | memo (National Academy of Social Insurance)
0.12 0.18 -2.60 -4.59
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