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 2070

Table 1. Individual benefit changes, 2070: 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% 5% 0% -24% 92% 8%
Sex
Female 0% 9% 0% -26% 96% 4%
Male 0% 2% 1% -16% 77% 23%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 0% 6% 0% -25% 95% 5%
White 0% 5% 1% -22% 91% 9%
Black 0% 3% 0% -27% 93% 7%
Other 0% 7% 1% -32% 91% 9%
Country of Birth
U.S. 0% 5% 0% -20% 91% 9%
Foreign 0% 9% 1% -33% 94% 6%
Age
60-69 0% 6% 0% -26% 97% 3%
70-79 0% 6% 0% -23% 93% 7%
80-89 0% 5% 1% -22% 88% 12%
90+ 0% 4% 1% -20% 80% 20%
Marital Status
Married 0% 11% 1% -25% 95% 5%
Divorced 0% 1% 0% -24% 98% 2%
Widowed 0% 0% 1% 4% 96%
Never Married 0% 0% 0% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 0% 4% 1% -18% 83% 17%
Bachelor 0% 4% 1% -21% 87% 13%
Associate 0% 5% 0% -20% 93% 7%
High School 0% 7% 0% -26% 96% 4%
Less than 12 Yrs 0% 8% 1% -32% 94% 6%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0% 5% 0% -24% 92% 8%
In poverty 0% 5% 0% -33% 98% 2%
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 0% 7% 1% -22% 90% 10%
$116,305 - $221,317 0% 6% 1% -20% 91% 9%
$67,516 - $116,305 0% 6% 0% -22% 93% 7%
$36,533 - $67,516 0% 5% 0% -25% 93% 7%
$0-$36,533 0% 3% 0% -33% 97% 3%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 0% 1% 18% 82%
Widow(er) 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Spouse -26% 97% 0% -27% 100% 0%
Disabled worker 0% 0% 0% . . . . . .
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 1. Individual benefit changes, 2070: 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% 0% 49% 49%
Sex
Female 5% 95% -2% 52% 46%
Male 1% 99% 38% 60%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 3% 97% -1% 51% 47%
White 3% 97% 46% 52%
Black 2% 98% -3% 54% 42%
Other 4% 95% -10% 58% 41%
Country of Birth
U.S. 2% 98% 41% 56%
Foreign 6% 94% -11% 64% 35%
Age
60-69 3% 97% -2% 53% 44%
70-79 3% 97% 0% 49% 50%
80-89 2% 97% 47% 52%
90+ 2% 98% 43% 55%
Marital Status
Married 6% 94% -1% 51% 47%
Divorced 1% 99% 0% 50% 49%
Widowed 0% 100% 2% 98%
Never Married 0% 100% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 2% 98% 42% 57%
Bachelor 2% 98% 43% 54%
Associate 2% 98% 44% 54%
High School 4% 96% -1% 52% 47%
Less than 12 Yrs 6% 94% -10% 62% 36%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 3% 97% 0% 49% 49%
In poverty 4% 96% -12% 79% 21%
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 3% 96% 46% 53%
$116,305 - $221,317 3% 97% 43% 55%
$67,516 - $116,305 3% 97% 47% 51%
$36,533 - $67,516 3% 97% 0% 50% 48%
$0-$36,533 3% 97% -12% 72% 27%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 100% 3% 95%
Widow(er) 0% 100% 0% 100%
Spouse -2% 53% 46% -3% 54% 44%
Disabled worker 0% 100% . . . . . .
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 2. Household income changes, 2070: 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% 77% 0%
Sex
Female 0% 10% 0% -2% 77% 0%
Male 0% 10% 0% -2% 76% 1%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 0% 11% 0% -3% 79% 0%
White 0% 10% 0% -2% 75% 1%
Black 0% 6% 0% -3% 82% 1%
Other 0% 13% 0% -2% 79% 0%
Country of Birth
U.S. 0% 9% 0% -2% 75% 0%
Foreign 0% 15% 0% -3% 81% 1%
Age
60-69 0% 9% 0% -2% 81% 0%
70-79 0% 12% 0% -2% 77% 0%
80-89 0% 9% 0% -2% 77% 1%
90+ 0% 6% 0% -1% 60% 0%
Marital Status
Married 0% 21% 0% -2% 79% 0%
Divorced 0% 1% 0% -9% 89% 1%
Widowed 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 12%
Never Married 0% 0% 0% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 0% 8% 0% -2% 69% 0%
Bachelor 0% 8% 0% -2% 68% 1%
Associate 0% 10% 0% -2% 79% 0%
High School 0% 11% 0% -3% 80% 1%
Less than 12 Yrs 0% 14% 0% -4% 83% 1%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0% 10% 0% -2% 77% 0%
In poverty 0% 8% 0% -11% 84% 5%
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 0% 8% 0% -1% 52% 0%
$116,305 - $221,317 0% 11% 0% -2% 79% 0%
$67,516 - $116,305 0% 12% 0% -4% 85% 0%
$36,533 - $67,516 0% 11% 0% -5% 88% 1%
$0-$36,533 0% 7% 0% -9% 94% 2%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 7% 0% -2% 67% 3%
Widow(er) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8%
Spouse -2% 77% 0% -2% 79% 0%
Disabled worker 0% 3% 0% . . . . . .
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 2. Household income changes, 2070: 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% 97% 3% 92%
Sex
Female 0% 97% 3% 92%
Male 0% 98% 4% 90%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 0% 97% 3% 93%
White 0% 98% 3% 92%
Black 1% 98% 7% 87%
Other 0% 95% 2% 91%
Country of Birth
U.S. 0% 98% 3% 92%
Foreign 0% 95% 3% 91%
Age
60-69 0% 96% 3% 89%
70-79 0% 98% 3% 94%
80-89 0% 98% 3% 93%
90+ 0% 96% 6% 86%
Marital Status
Married 0% 97% 1% 94%
Divorced 1% 98% 0% 40% 44%
Widowed 0% 97% 2% 96%
Never Married 0% 97% . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 0% 96% 2% 91%
Bachelor 0% 97% 3% 90%
Associate 0% 98% 3% 92%
High School 0% 98% 3% 93%
Less than 12 Yrs 1% 96% 4% 91%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0% 98% 3% 93%
In poverty 6% 83% 0% 40% 41%
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 0% 90% 0% 85%
$116,305 - $221,317 0% 99% 0% 97%
$67,516 - $116,305 0% 100% 2% 97%
$36,533 - $67,516 0% 100% 3% 97%
$0-$36,533 1% 98% 18% 78%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 0% 98% 1% 87%
Widow(er) 0% 98% 0% 100%
Spouse 3% 92% 3% 92%
Disabled worker 0% 98% . . . . . .
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 3. Poverty, 2070: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Scheduled
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic Poverty Rate Population Change (thousands)
Scheduled Option Change
Total 2.1% 2.2%
Sex
Female 2.4% 2.6%
Male 1.8% 1.8% 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 2.9% 3.0%
White 1.4% 1.5%
Black 4.2% 4.3%
Other 2.3% 2.4%
Country of Birth
U.S. 1.6% 1.7%
Foreign 3.9% 4.1%
Age
60-69 2.4% 2.5%
70-79 2.0% 2.2%
80-89 2.1% 2.2%
90+ 1.6% 1.6% 0.0%
Marital Status
Married 0.7% 0.9%
Divorced 2.6% 2.7%
Widowed 1.9% 1.9% 0.0%
Never Married 5.3% 5.3% 0.0% 0
Education
Graduate 0.8% 0.8% 0.0% -1
Bachelor 0.8% 0.9%
Associate 1.5% 1.5% 0.0%
High School 2.9% 3.0%
Less than 12 Yrs 5.5% 5.8%
Official Poverty
Above poverty 0.0% 0.1%
In poverty 100.0% 99.8% -0.2% -3
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0
$116,305 - $221,317 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0
$67,516 - $116,305 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
$36,533 - $67,516 0.2% 0.2% 0.0%
$0-$36,533 10.3% 10.7%
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 2.2% 2.2% 0.0%
Widow(er) 1.4% 1.4% 0.0% 0
Spouse 1.9% 3.2%
Disabled worker 3.2% 3.2% 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, 2070: Reduce Spousal Benefits to 33% vs. Payable
POPULATION: current law beneficiaries aged 60+
Characteristic Poverty Rate Population Change (thousands)
Payable Option Change
Total 4.7% 2.2% -2.5% -2,447
Sex
Female 5.3% 2.6% -2.7% -1,414
Male 4.0% 1.8% -2.2% -1,032
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 6.3% 3.0% -3.3% -782
White 3.2% 1.5% -1.7% -963
Black 9.0% 4.3% -4.7% -468
Other 4.8% 2.4% -2.4% -232
Country of Birth
U.S. 3.9% 1.7% -2.3% -1,754
Foreign 7.2% 4.1% -3.2% -693
Age
60-69 4.9% 2.5% -2.4% -676
70-79 4.5% 2.2% -2.4% -880
80-89 4.9% 2.2% -2.7% -670
90+ 4.0% 1.6% -2.4% -219
Marital Status
Married 1.5% 0.9% -0.6% -269
Divorced 6.1% 2.7% -3.4% -695
Widowed 5.2% 1.9% -3.2% -490
Never Married 10.8% 5.3% -5.5% -992
Education
Graduate 1.6% 0.8% -0.9% -120
Bachelor 1.7% 0.9% -0.8% -181
Associate 3.7% 1.5% -2.2% -465
High School 6.6% 3.0% -3.6% -1,139
Less than 12 Yrs 11.0% 5.8% -5.2% -540
Official Poverty
Above poverty 2.6% 0.1% -2.5% -2,447
In poverty 99.8% 99.8% 0.0% 0
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -4
$116,305 - $221,317 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% -9
$67,516 - $116,305 0.2% 0.1% -0.1% -22
$36,533 - $67,516 0.7% 0.2% -0.5% -100
$0-$36,533 22.3% 10.7% -11.6% -2,311
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 4.6% 2.2% -2.4% -1,836
Widow(er) 4.5% 1.4% -3.0% -414
Spouse 4.0% 3.2% -0.9% -47
Disabled worker 6.8% 3.2% -3.6% -148
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, 2070: 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 99,367 100.0 5,899 100.0 5,437 100.0 462 100.0
Sex
Female 51,669 52.0 4,744 80.4 4,550 83.7 194 42.0
Male 47,698 48.0 1,155 19.6 887 16.3 268 58.0
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 23,798 23.9 1,510 25.6 1,430 26.3 80 17.2
White 55,862 56.2 3,350 56.8 3,054 56.2 296 64.0
Black 10,043 10.1 303 5.1 281 5.2 22 4.8
Other 9,664 9.7 736 12.5 671 12.3 65 14.0
Country of Birth
U.S. 77,479 78.0 3,860 65.4 3,521 64.8 338 73.2
Foreign 21,888 22.0 2,040 34.6 1,916 35.2 124 26.8
Age
60-69 28,040 28.2 1,720 29.2 1,668 30.7 52 11.3
70-79 37,436 37.7 2,466 41.8 2,289 42.1 176 38.2
80-89 24,883 25.0 1,305 22.1 1,154 21.2 151 32.6
90+ 9,008 9.1 408 6.9 325 6.0 83 17.9
Marital Status
Married 45,743 46.0 5,456 92.5 5,165 95.0 291 63.0
Divorced 20,504 20.6 272 4.6 266 4.9 6 1.2
Widowed 15,160 15.3 171 2.9 6 0.1 165 35.7
Never Married 17,960 18.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education
Graduate 13,734 13.8 609 10.3 506 9.3 103 22.3
Bachelor 22,043 22.2 1,071 18.2 932 17.1 139 30.1
Associate 21,221 21.4 1,109 18.8 1,032 19.0 77 16.6
High School 31,969 32.2 2,179 36.9 2,090 38.4 89 19.3
Less than 12 Yrs 10,400 10.5 931 15.8 877 16.1 54 11.6
Official Poverty
Above poverty 97,260 97.9 5,794 98.2 5,334 98.1 460 99.6
In poverty 2,107 2.1 105 1.8 103 1.9 2 0.4
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 19,874 20.0 1,502 25.5 1,354 24.9 148 32.0
$116,305 - $221,317 19,873 20.0 1,302 22.1 1,182 21.7 121 26.1
$67,516 - $116,305 19,873 20.0 1,234 20.9 1,149 21.1 84 18.3
$36,533 - $67,516 19,870 20.0 1,154 19.6 1,068 19.7 85 18.4
$0-$36,533 19,877 20.0 708 12.0 683 12.6 24 5.3
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 76,149 76.6 491 8.3 91 1.7 401 86.7
Widow(er) 13,655 13.7 60 1.0 . . . . . . 60 13.0
Spouse 5,494 5.5 5,348 90.7 5,347 98.3 1 0.3
Disabled worker 4,069 4.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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, 2070: 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 99,367 100.0 99,261 100.0 2,912 100.0 96,349 100.0
Sex
Female 51,669 52.0 51,580 52.0 2,471 84.9 49,108 51.0
Male 47,698 48.0 47,681 48.0 441 15.1 47,241 49.0
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 23,798 23.9 23,768 23.9 766 26.3 23,002 23.9
White 55,862 56.2 55,802 56.2 1,552 53.3 54,250 56.3
Black 10,043 10.1 10,034 10.1 165 5.7 9,868 10.2
Other 9,664 9.7 9,657 9.7 429 14.7 9,228 9.6
Country of Birth
U.S. 77,479 78.0 77,391 78.0 1,598 54.9 75,794 78.7
Foreign 21,888 22.0 21,870 22.0 1,314 45.1 20,555 21.3
Age
60-69 28,040 28.2 27,985 28.2 914 31.4 27,071 28.1
70-79 37,436 37.7 37,411 37.7 1,212 41.6 36,199 37.6
80-89 24,883 25.0 24,866 25.1 610 20.9 24,256 25.2
90+ 9,008 9.1 8,999 9.1 176 6.0 8,823 9.2
Marital Status
Married 45,743 46.0 45,640 46.0 2,774 95.3 42,866 44.5
Divorced 20,504 20.6 20,501 20.7 135 4.6 20,366 21.1
Widowed 15,160 15.3 15,160 15.3 3 0.1 15,158 15.7
Never Married 17,960 18.1 17,960 18.1 . . . . . . 17,960 18.6
Education
Graduate 13,734 13.8 13,726 13.8 253 8.7 13,473 14.0
Bachelor 22,043 22.2 22,018 22.2 463 15.9 21,555 22.4
Associate 21,221 21.4 21,199 21.4 489 16.8 20,710 21.5
High School 31,969 32.2 31,935 32.2 1,130 38.8 30,806 32.0
Less than 12 Yrs 10,400 10.5 10,383 10.5 577 19.8 9,806 10.2
Official Poverty
Above poverty 97,260 97.9 97,154 97.9 2,828 97.1 94,326 97.9
In poverty 2,107 2.1 2,107 2.1 83 2.9 2,023 2.1
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 19,874 20.0 19,849 20.0 688 23.6 19,161 19.9
$116,305 - $221,317 19,873 20.0 19,847 20.0 559 19.2 19,288 20.0
$67,516 - $116,305 19,873 20.0 19,848 20.0 580 19.9 19,268 20.0
$36,533 - $67,516 19,870 20.0 19,848 20.0 576 19.8 19,273 20.0
$0-$36,533 19,877 20.0 19,869 20.0 509 17.5 19,360 20.1
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 76,149 76.6 76,140 76.7 16 0.6 76,124 79.0
Widow(er) 13,655 13.7 13,655 13.8 . . . . . . 13,655 14.2
Spouse 5,494 5.5 5,397 5.4 2,896 99.4 2,501 2.6
Disabled worker 4,069 4.1 4,069 4.1 . . . . . . 4,069 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 5. Beneficiary Status, 2070: 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 99,367 -15 -14 99,352
Sex
Female 51,669 -11 -10 51,658
Male 47,698 -4 -3 47,694
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 23,798 -5 -5 23,793
White 55,862 -6 -6 55,856
Black 10,043 0 0 10,043
Other 9,664 -3 -2 9,661
Country of Birth
U.S. 77,479 -13 -12 77,466
Foreign 21,888 -2 -1 21,886
Age
60-69 28,040 -12 -11 28,028
70-79 37,436 0 0 37,436
80-89 24,883 -3 -2 24,880
90+ 9,008 0 0 9,008
Marital Status
Married 45,743 -9 -8 45,735
Divorced 20,504 -6 -5 20,498
Widowed 15,160 0 0 15,160
Never Married 17,960 0 0 17,960
Education
Graduate 13,734 -6 -5 13,728
Bachelor 22,043 -5 -4 22,038
Associate 21,221 -3 -2 21,218
High School 31,969 0 0 31,969
Less than 12 Yrs 10,400 -2 -1 10,398
Official Poverty
Above poverty 97,260 -15 -14 97,246
In poverty 2,107 0 0 2,107
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 19,874 -8 -7 19,866
$116,305 - $221,317 19,873 -4 -4 19,869
$67,516 - $116,305 19,873 -3 -2 19,870
$36,533 - $67,516 19,870 0 0 19,870
$0-$36,533 19,877 0 0 19,877
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 76,149 -5 -5 76,144
Widow(er) 13,655 0 0 13,655
Spouse 5,494 -9 -9 5,485
Disabled worker 4,069 0 0 4,069
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, 2070: 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 99,367 -15 -14 99,352
Sex
Female 51,669 -11 -10 51,658
Male 47,698 -4 -3 47,694
Ethnicity/Race
Hispanic 23,798 -5 -5 23,793
White 55,862 -6 -6 55,856
Black 10,043 0 0 10,043
Other 9,664 -3 -2 9,661
Country of Birth
U.S. 77,479 -13 -12 77,466
Foreign 21,888 -2 -1 21,886
Age
60-69 28,040 -12 -11 28,028
70-79 37,436 0 0 37,436
80-89 24,883 -3 -2 24,880
90+ 9,008 0 0 9,008
Marital Status
Married 45,743 -9 -8 45,735
Divorced 20,504 -6 -5 20,498
Widowed 15,160 0 0 15,160
Never Married 17,960 0 0 17,960
Education
Graduate 13,734 -6 -5 13,728
Bachelor 22,043 -5 -4 22,038
Associate 21,221 -3 -2 21,218
High School 31,969 0 0 31,969
Less than 12 Yrs 10,400 -2 -1 10,398
Official Poverty
Above poverty 97,260 -15 -14 97,246
In poverty 2,107 0 0 2,107
Household Income Quintile
$221,317+ 19,874 -8 -7 19,866
$116,305 - $221,317 19,873 -4 -4 19,869
$67,516 - $116,305 19,873 -3 -2 19,870
$36,533 - $67,516 19,870 0 0 19,870
$0-$36,533 19,877 0 0 19,877
Current Law Benefit Type
Retired worker 76,149 -5 -5 76,144
Widow(er) 13,655 0 0 13,655
Spouse 5,494 -9 -9 5,485
Disabled worker 4,069 0 0 4,069
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.