Trustees Reports issued annually contain
estimates of the future financial status of Social Security's
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance
(OASI) and Disability Insurance
(DI) Trust Funds under current law. Various provisions have been suggested
to modify the Social Security program and improve its financial
status. This site lists many of these provisions that have been
analyzed by this office, including those introduced in Congress as part
of a comprehensive solvency proposal.
Following a brief description of each provision, estimates of the
financial effect on the combined OASI and DI programs over the long-range
period (the next 75 years) and for the 75th year are provided. The
estimates are based on the intermediate set of assumptions used in
the 2005 Trustees Report.
If the provision is part of a comprehensive solvency proposal,
then a link to our
memorandum for the comprehensive proposal is given. Additionally,
estimates for many of the provisions were requested by the Social
Security Advisory Board.
Our memorandum to the Advisory Board provides these estimates
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The provisions are grouped below by category. Choose a category from the
list below. We also provide a list of