CATEGORY: FAMILY BENEFIT CHANGES
PROPOSAL:Reduce spousal benefits: From 50% to 33% of the worker's PIA
Start date: 2015  End date: not applicable  Proposed by: National Academy of Social Insurance

Projected effects on beneficiaries in 2050

Table 1. Individual benefit changes, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Scheduled
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic All Beneficiaries Affected Beneficiaries
Median Percent Change Percent With Median Percent Change Percent With
Lower Benefits Higher Benefits Lower Benefits Higher Benefits
Total 0% 6% 0% -21% 94% 6%
Sex
Female 0% 10% 0% -22% 98% 2%
Male 0% 2% 1% -16% 77% 23%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 0% 7% 0% -23% 98% 2%
White 0% 6% 0% -20% 94% 6%
Black 0% 3% 0% -17% 94% 6%
Other 0% 9% 1% -25% 92% 8%
Country of Birth
U.S. 0% 5% 0% -18% 93% 7%
Foreign 0% 10% 0% -28% 96% 4%
Age
60-69 0% 5% 0% -21% 95% 5%
70-79 0% 8% 0% -23% 94% 6%
80-89 0% 6% 0% -22% 93% 7%
90+ 0% 4% 0% -9% 100% 0%
Marital Status
Married 0% 11% 1% -22% 95% 5%
Divorced 0% 3% 0% -19% 98% 2%
Widowed 0% 0% 0% 21% 79%
Never Married 0% 0% 0% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 0% 5% 1% -19% 84% 16%
Bachelor 0% 6% 0% -20% 93% 7%
Associate 0% 6% 0% -17% 96% 4%
High School 0% 6% 0% -23% 97% 3%
Less than 12 Yrs 0% 9% 0% -30% 97% 3%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0% 6% 0% -21% 94% 6%
In poverty 0% 6% 0% -32% 98% 2%
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 0% 8% 1% -20% 92% 8%
$103,985 - $200,444 0% 7% 1% -20% 93% 7%
$60,527 - $103,985 0% 7% 0% -19% 95% 5%
$33,157 - $60,527 0% 5% 0% -22% 97% 3%
$0-$33,157 0% 4% 0% -32% 97% 3%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 0% 0%
Widow(er) 0% 0% 0%
Spouse -22% 96% 0%
Disabled worker 0% 0% 0%
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Notes: . . . = not applicable; — = sample size is too small.
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 1. Individual benefit changes, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Payable
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic All Beneficiaries Affected Beneficiaries
Median Percent Change Percent With Median Percent Change Percent With
Lower Benefits Higher Benefits Lower Benefits Higher Benefits
Total 3% 97% 45% 53%
Sex
Female 5% 95% 46% 51%
Male 1% 99% 37% 61%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 4% 96% 0% 49% 47%
White 3% 97% 42% 56%
Black 1% 99% 40% 59%
Other 5% 94% -2% 52% 44%
Country of Birth
U.S. 2% 98% 39% 59%
Foreign 6% 94% -5% 56% 41%
Age
60-69 3% 97% 48% 51%
70-79 4% 96% 0% 50% 48%
80-89 3% 97% 42% 53%
90+ 0% 100% 0% 99%
Marital Status
Married 5% 94% 46% 52%
Divorced 1% 99% 41% 58%
Widowed 0% 100% 10% 90%
Never Married 0% 100% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 2% 98% 38% 59%
Bachelor 3% 97% 41% 56%
Associate 2% 98% 37% 61%
High School 3% 97% 0% 50% 48%
Less than 12 Yrs 5% 94% -9% 59% 37%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 3% 97% 44% 53%
In poverty 4% 96% -11% 68% 32%
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 4% 96% 41% 56%
$103,985 - $200,444 3% 97% 43% 55%
$60,527 - $103,985 3% 97% 41% 56%
$33,157 - $60,527 2% 97% 43% 52%
$0-$33,157 3% 97% -11% 62% 36%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 100%
Widow(er) 0% 100%
Spouse 45% 52%
Disabled worker 0% 100%
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Notes: . . . = not applicable; — = sample size is too small.
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 2. Household income changes, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Scheduled
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic All Beneficiaries Affected Beneficiaries
Median Percent Change Percent With Median Percent Change Percent With
Lower Income Higher Income Lower Income Higher Income
Total 0% 10% 0% -2% 75% 0%
Sex
Female 0% 10% 0% -2% 75% 0%
Male 0% 10% 0% -2% 77% 1%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 0% 12% 0% -3% 79% 0%
White 0% 9% 0% -2% 73% 0%
Black 0% 6% 0% -2% 88% 1%
Other 0% 14% 0% -2% 73% 1%
Country of Birth
U.S. 0% 8% 0% -2% 72% 0%
Foreign 0% 15% 0% -3% 80% 0%
Age
60-69 0% 9% 0% -2% 76% 0%
70-79 0% 13% 0% -2% 79% 0%
80-89 0% 9% 0% -2% 73% 0%
90+ 0% 4% 0% 0% 44% 0%
Marital Status
Married 0% 18% 0% -2% 75% 0%
Divorced 0% 2% 0% -5% 82% 1%
Widowed 0% 0% 0% 0% 21% 18%
Never Married 0% 0% 0% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 0% 8% 0% -1% 68% 1%
Bachelor 0% 9% 0% -1% 67% 0%
Associate 0% 9% 0% -2% 74% 0%
High School 0% 10% 0% -3% 81% 0%
Less than 12 Yrs 0% 15% 0% -3% 82% 0%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0% 10% 0% -2% 75% 0%
In poverty 0% 8% 0% -8% 82% 1%
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 0% 7% 0% 0% 43% 0%
$103,985 - $200,444 0% 11% 0% -2% 78% 0%
$60,527 - $103,985 0% 13% 0% -3% 85% 0%
$33,157 - $60,527 0% 10% 0% -4% 93% 0%
$0-$33,157 0% 8% 0% -8% 92% 1%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 7% 0%
Widow(er) 0% 0% 0%
Spouse -2% 72% 0%
Disabled worker 0% 5% 0%
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Notes: . . . = not applicable; — = sample size is too small.
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 2. Household income changes, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Payable
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic All Beneficiaries Affected Beneficiaries
Median Percent Change Percent With Median Percent Change Percent With
Lower Income Higher Income Lower Income Higher Income
Total 0% 96% 4% 87%
Sex
Female 1% 96% 4% 88%
Male 0% 96% 2% 86%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 0% 96% 3% 87%
White 0% 96% 4% 87%
Black 1% 97% 1% 93%
Other 0% 93% 3% 87%
Country of Birth
U.S. 0% 96% 4% 87%
Foreign 0% 94% 2% 88%
Age
60-69 0% 95% 4% 87%
70-79 1% 97% 4% 90%
80-89 0% 96% 4% 84%
90+ 0% 94% 0% 86%
Marital Status
Married 0% 96% 1% 91%
Divorced 1% 96% 0% 27% 45%
Widowed 0% 96% 5% 90%
Never Married 1% 96% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 0% 94% 2% 86%
Bachelor 0% 96% 3% 85%
Associate 0% 97% 3% 91%
High School 1% 96% 4% 89%
Less than 12 Yrs 1% 94% 5% 85%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0% 96% 3% 89%
In poverty 6% 82% 0% 29% 49%
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 0% 86% 1% 76%
$103,985 - $200,444 0% 99% 1% 94%
$60,527 - $103,985 0% 99% 2% 95%
$33,157 - $60,527 0% 100% 1% 97%
$0-$33,157 2% 96% 19% 74%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 96%
Widow(er) 0% 97%
Spouse 3% 88%
Disabled worker 0% 97%
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Notes: . . . = not applicable; — = sample size is too small.
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 3. Poverty, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Scheduled
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic Poverty Rate Population Change (thousands)
Scheduled Option Change
Total 3.5% 3.7%
Sex
Female 4.2% 4.5%
Male 2.7% 2.8%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 5.0% 5.2%
White 2.4% 2.6%
Black 6.7% 6.7%
Other 4.1% 4.3%
Country of Birth
U.S. 2.8% 2.9%
Foreign 5.9% 6.1%
Age
60-69 4.4% 4.5%
70-79 3.1% 3.4%
80-89 3.2% 3.3%
90+ 2.9% 2.9% 0.0%
Marital Status
Married 1.3% 1.4%
Divorced 5.2% 5.6%
Widowed 3.9% 3.9% 0.0%
Never Married 9.6% 9.6% 0.0% 0
Education
Graduate 1.3% 1.4%
Bachelor 1.4% 1.5%
Associate 2.6% 2.7%
High School 5.0% 5.1%
Less than 12 Yrs 8.8% 9.3%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0.0% 0.2%
In poverty 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
$103,985 - $200,444 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0
$60,527 - $103,985 0.2% 0.2% 0.0%
$33,157 - $60,527 0.4% 0.4%
$0-$33,157 16.7% 17.5%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 3.5% 3.5% 0.0%
Widow(er) 3.1% 3.1% 0.0% 0
Spouse 3.3% 5.5%
Disabled worker 5.5% 5.5% 0.0% 0
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 3. Poverty, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Payable
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic Poverty Rate Population Change (thousands)
Payable Option Change
Total 7.0% 3.7% -3.3% -2,901
Sex
Female 8.2% 4.5% -3.7% -1,731
Male 5.6% 2.8% -2.8% -1,170
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 9.4% 5.2% -4.2% -677
White 5.2% 2.6% -2.6% -1,397
Black 13.0% 6.7% -6.3% -597
Other 7.4% 4.3% -3.2% -228
Country of Birth
U.S. 6.1% 2.9% -3.2% -2,160
Foreign 9.9% 6.1% -3.7% -740
Age
60-69 8.1% 4.5% -3.6% -920
70-79 6.6% 3.4% -3.2% -1,034
80-89 6.6% 3.3% -3.2% -710
90+ 6.0% 2.9% -3.0% -236
Marital Status
Married 2.3% 1.4% -0.9% -414
Divorced 11.0% 5.6% -5.4% -902
Widowed 8.6% 3.9% -4.7% -723
Never Married 17.6% 9.6% -8.0% -859
Education
Graduate 2.2% 1.4% -0.9% -94
Bachelor 2.9% 1.5% -1.4% -273
Associate 5.9% 2.7% -3.2% -635
High School 9.8% 5.1% -4.7% -1,347
Less than 12 Yrs 16.2% 9.3% -6.9% -550
Official Poverty
Above poverty 3.6% 0.2% -3.4% -2,901
In poverty 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% -7
$103,985 - $200,444 0.2% 0.1% -0.1% -14
$60,527 - $103,985 0.5% 0.2% -0.3% -47
$33,157 - $60,527 1.2% 0.4% -0.8% -140
$0-$33,157 32.8% 17.5% -15.4% -2,691
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 6.5% 3.5% -3.0% -1,972
Widow(er) 8.1% 3.1% -5.0% -629
Spouse 6.9% 5.5% -1.4% -80
Disabled worker 11.5% 5.5% -5.9% -218
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 4. Beneficiary characteristics, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Scheduled
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic All beneficiaries Affected beneficiaries Beneficiaries with lower benefits Beneficiaries with higher benefits
Number (thousands) Percent Number (thousands) Percent Number (thousands) Percent Number (thousands) Percent
Total 87,563 100.0 5,836 100.0 5,513 100.0 324 100.0
Sex
Female 46,454 53.1 4,792 82.1 4,707 85.4 86 26.5
Male 41,108 46.9 1,044 17.9 806 14.6 238 73.5
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 16,087 18.4 1,153 19.8 1,125 20.4 29 8.9
White 54,725 62.5 3,666 62.8 3,446 62.5 220 68.1
Black 9,521 10.9 272 4.7 256 4.6 16 4.9
Other 7,231 8.3 745 12.8 686 12.4 59 18.1
Country of Birth
U.S. 67,665 77.3 3,804 65.2 3,555 64.5 249 77.0
Foreign 19,898 22.7 2,032 34.8 1,957 35.5 74 23.0
Age
60-69 25,830 29.5 1,464 25.1 1,397 25.3 68 20.9
70-79 32,047 36.6 2,633 45.1 2,476 44.9 157 48.6
80-89 21,891 25.0 1,433 24.5 1,335 24.2 97 30.1
90+ 7,795 8.9 306 5.2 305 5.5 1 0.4
Marital Status
Married 44,755 51.1 5,323 91.2 5,055 91.7 268 82.9
Divorced 16,656 19.0 454 7.8 445 8.1 9 2.8
Widowed 15,365 17.5 59 1.0 13 0.2 46 14.3
Never Married 10,786 12.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 11,012 12.6 600 10.3 503 9.1 97 29.9
Bachelor 20,209 23.1 1,372 23.5 1,276 23.2 95 29.5
Associate 19,742 22.5 1,228 21.0 1,182 21.4 46 14.1
High School 28,574 32.6 1,892 32.4 1,826 33.1 66 20.4
Less than 12 Yrs 8,026 9.2 745 12.8 725 13.2 20 6.0
Official Poverty
Above poverty 84,498 96.5 5,655 96.9 5,335 96.8 320 98.8
In poverty 3,064 3.5 181 3.1 177 3.2 4 1.2
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 17,512 20.0 1,495 25.6 1,379 25.0 115 35.7
$103,985 - $200,444 17,512 20.0 1,297 22.2 1,202 21.8 95 29.4
$60,527 - $103,985 17,514 20.0 1,278 21.9 1,215 22.0 63 19.5
$33,157 - $60,527 17,511 20.0 975 16.7 945 17.1 30 9.2
$0-$33,157 17,513 20.0 791 13.6 771 14.0 20 6.3
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 65,687 75.0 398 6.8 85 1.5 313 96.7
Widow(er) 12,506 14.3 9 0.1 . . . . . . 9 2.7
Spouse 5,677 6.5 5,429 93.0 5,427 98.5 2 0.6
Disabled worker 3,693 4.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Note: . . . = not applicable.
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 4. Beneficiary characteristics, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Payable
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic All beneficiaries Affected beneficiaries Beneficiaries with lower benefits Beneficiaries with higher benefits
Number (thousands) Percent Number (thousands) Percent Number (thousands) Percent Number (thousands) Percent
Total 87,563 100.0 87,407 100.0 2,615 100.0 84,793 100.0
Sex
Female 46,454 53.1 46,316 53.0 2,227 85.2 44,090 52.0
Male 41,108 46.9 41,091 47.0 388 14.8 40,703 48.0
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 16,087 18.4 16,040 18.4 567 21.7 15,472 18.2
White 54,725 62.5 54,645 62.5 1,551 59.3 53,094 62.6
Black 9,521 10.9 9,519 10.9 109 4.2 9,410 11.1
Other 7,231 8.3 7,203 8.2 387 14.8 6,816 8.0
Country of Birth
U.S. 67,665 77.3 67,571 77.3 1,476 56.4 66,095 77.9
Foreign 19,898 22.7 19,836 22.7 1,139 43.6 18,698 22.1
Age
60-69 25,830 29.5 25,807 29.5 697 26.6 25,110 29.6
70-79 32,047 36.6 31,976 36.6 1,310 50.1 30,666 36.2
80-89 21,891 25.0 21,832 25.0 607 23.2 21,225 25.0
90+ 7,795 8.9 7,793 8.9 1 0.0 7,792 9.2
Marital Status
Married 44,755 51.1 44,607 51.0 2,424 92.7 42,183 49.7
Divorced 16,656 19.0 16,649 19.0 185 7.1 16,464 19.4
Widowed 15,365 17.5 15,365 17.6 6 0.2 15,360 18.1
Never Married 10,786 12.3 10,786 12.3 . . . . . . 10,786 12.7
Education
Graduate 11,012 12.6 10,995 12.6 228 8.7 10,768 12.7
Bachelor 20,209 23.1 20,171 23.1 561 21.5 19,610 23.1
Associate 19,742 22.5 19,708 22.5 450 17.2 19,258 22.7
High School 28,574 32.6 28,536 32.6 940 36.0 27,595 32.5
Less than 12 Yrs 8,026 9.2 7,997 9.1 437 16.7 7,561 8.9
Official Poverty
Above poverty 84,498 96.5 84,344 96.5 2,492 95.3 81,852 96.5
In poverty 3,064 3.5 3,064 3.5 123 4.7 2,941 3.5
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 17,512 20.0 17,469 20.0 618 23.6 16,852 19.9
$103,985 - $200,444 17,512 20.0 17,494 20.0 560 21.4 16,934 20.0
$60,527 - $103,985 17,514 20.0 17,480 20.0 523 20.0 16,957 20.0
$33,157 - $60,527 17,511 20.0 17,466 20.0 422 16.1 17,045 20.1
$0-$33,157 17,513 20.0 17,498 20.0 492 18.8 17,005 20.1
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 65,687 75.0 65,687 75.2 33 1.3 65,654 77.4
Widow(er) 12,506 14.3 12,506 14.3 . . . . . . 12,506 14.7
Spouse 5,677 6.5 5,522 6.3 2,582 98.7 2,940 3.5
Disabled worker 3,693 4.2 3,693 4.2 . . . . . . 3,693 4.4
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Note: . . . = not applicable.
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 5. Beneficiary Status, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Scheduled (in thousands)
POPULATION: current law or option beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic Current Law Beneficiaries Changes in beneficiary status under proposed option Policy Option Beneficiaries
Added Removed Net Change
Total 87,563 -25 -25 87,537
Sex
Female 46,454 -14 -14 46,440
Male 41,108 -11 -10 41,097
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 16,087 -2 -2 16,084
White 54,725 -22 -21 54,703
Black 9,521 0 0 9,521
Other 7,231 -1 -1 7,230
Country of Birth
U.S. 67,665 -22 -21 67,643
Foreign 19,898 -3 -3 19,894
Age
60-69 25,830 -20 -19 25,810
70-79 32,047 -3 -2 32,044
80-89 21,891 -2 -1 21,889
90+ 7,795 -1 -1 7,793
Marital Status
Married 44,755 -23 -22 44,732
Divorced 16,656 -3 -2 16,654
Widowed 15,365 0 0 15,365
Never Married 10,786 0 0 10,786
Education
Graduate 11,012 -3 -2 11,009
Bachelor 20,209 -4 -4 20,204
Associate 19,742 -11 -11 19,730
High School 28,574 -7 -6 28,567
Less than 12 Yrs 8,026 0 0 8,026
Official Poverty
Above poverty 84,498 -25 -25 84,473
In poverty 3,064 0 0 3,064
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 17,512 -6 -5 17,506
$103,985 - $200,444 17,512 -11 -10 17,502
$60,527 - $103,985 17,514 -6 -6 17,508
$33,157 - $60,527 17,511 -2 -1 17,510
$0-$33,157 17,513 -1 -1 17,512
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 65,687 -8 -7 65,679
Widow(er) 12,506 0 0 12,506
Spouse 5,677 -18 -17 5,659
Disabled worker 3,693 0 0 3,693
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.
Table 5. Beneficiary Status, 2050: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Payable (in thousands)
POPULATION: current law or option beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic Current Law Beneficiaries Changes in beneficiary status under proposed option Policy Option Beneficiaries
Added Removed Net Change
Total 87,563 -25 -25 87,537
Sex
Female 46,454 -14 -14 46,440
Male 41,108 -11 -10 41,097
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 16,087 -2 -2 16,084
White 54,725 -22 -21 54,703
Black 9,521 0 0 9,521
Other 7,231 -1 -1 7,230
Country of Birth
U.S. 67,665 -22 -21 67,643
Foreign 19,898 -3 -3 19,894
Age
60-69 25,830 -20 -19 25,810
70-79 32,047 -3 -2 32,044
80-89 21,891 -2 -1 21,889
90+ 7,795 -1 -1 7,793
Marital Status
Married 44,755 -23 -22 44,732
Divorced 16,656 -3 -2 16,654
Widowed 15,365 0 0 15,365
Never Married 10,786 0 0 10,786
Education
Graduate 11,012 -3 -2 11,009
Bachelor 20,209 -4 -4 20,204
Associate 19,742 -11 -11 19,730
High School 28,574 -7 -6 28,567
Less than 12 Yrs 8,026 0 0 8,026
Official Poverty
Above poverty 84,498 -25 -25 84,473
In poverty 3,064 0 0 3,064
Household Income Quintile
$200,444+ 17,512 -6 -5 17,506
$103,985 - $200,444 17,512 -11 -10 17,502
$60,527 - $103,985 17,514 -6 -6 17,508
$33,157 - $60,527 17,511 -2 -1 17,510
$0-$33,157 17,513 -1 -1 17,512
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 65,687 -8 -7 65,679
Widow(er) 12,506 0 0 12,506
Spouse 5,677 -18 -17 5,659
Disabled worker 3,693 0 0 3,693
Source: SSA/Office of Retirement Policy, using MINT 7 Run: 03/09/2015 Ref #: PB0324v3
Providing these estimates does not imply SSA support for the proposal, nor is SSA responsible for any interpretations of these estimates.