Policy Option Projections

Below are our projections of the effects of various retirement policy proposals on Social Security beneficiaries. For each proposal, we also link to SSA's actuarial projections of the effects on the Social Security trust fund.

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Retirement Age Changes

Details on the current EEA and FRA »

Proposal Start/end date(s) Proposed by Projected effects on…
Beneficiaries in… Trust funds
Increase the EEA from 62 and the FRA from 67:
At a rate of 1 month every 2 years starting in 2017 (EEA) and 2023 (FRA)
2017/NA SSAB 2030 | 2050 | 2070 OACT C2.2
Increase the FRA from 67:
At a rate of 1 month every 2 years starting in 2023
2023/NA SSAB 2030 | 2050 | 2070 OACT C1.3
Increase the FRA from 67:
To 68, at a rate of 1 month every 2 years
2023/2049 SSAB 2030 | 2050 | 2070 OACT C1.1

NOTES: EEA = early eligibility age, FRA = full retirement age, OACT = Office of the Chief Actuary, SSAB = Social Security Advisory Board.

Because the timing of OACT updates to Trust Fund projections may not coincide with the timing of our updates, the specifications used to make these projections (e.g., years and amounts) may differ.