## Summary Measures and Graphs

__Description of Proposed Provision__:

B7.3: Give credit to parents with a child under 6 for earnings for up to five years. The earnings credited for a childcare year equal one half of the SSA average wage index (about $34,396 in 2024). The credits are available for all past years to newly eligible retired-worker and disabled-worker beneficiaries starting in 2025. The 5 years are chosen to yield the largest increase in AIME.

__Description of Proposed Provision__:

B7.3: Give credit to parents with a child under 6 for earnings for up to five years. The earnings credited for a childcare year equal one half of the SSA average wage index (about $34,396 in 2024). The credits are available for all past years to newly eligible retired-worker and disabled-worker beneficiaries starting in 2025. The 5 years are chosen to yield the largest increase in AIME.

*Estimates based on the intermediate assumptions of the 2024 Trustees Report*

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Current law [percent of payroll] |
Change from current law [percent of payroll] |
Shortfall eliminated | |||||

Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
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-3.50 | -4.64 | -0.23 | -0.32 | -7% | -7% |