Bills Introduced to Expand Social Security

 

Bill Name

 

Changes to Social Security

Lifts the cap

CPI-E

Extends Solvency

Other Benefits

Increases

Social Security 2100 Act

S. 269 | H.R. 860

 

 

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT)

Rep. John Larson (CT-1)

Subjects earning above $400k to payroll tax. Switches to the more accurate CPI-E. Changes the benefit formula in a way which boosts benefits for all Social Security beneficiaries by approximately $65 per month. Raises the minimum benefit 125%, combines the OASI and SSDI trust funds. Raises the threshold on the taxation of benefits.

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Surviving Widow(er) Income Fair Treatment Act of 2019 (SWIFT Act)

S. 345

Sen. Bob Casey (PA)

Allows widows and surviving divorced spouses to (1) receive 100% of survivors benefits regardless of age during disability; (2) increase value of survivor benefit beyond current caps; (3) to receive child-in-care benefits through child’s time in school (age 18 or 19); (4) received eligibility, claiming information and deadlines from the federal government.

 

 

 

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Social Security Expansion Act

S. 478 | H.R. 1170

Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Subjects earned and unearned income above $250k to payroll tax. Switches to the more accurate CPI-E. Changes the benefit formula in a way which boosts benefits for all Social Security beneficiaries by approximately $65 per month. Raises the minimum benefit 125%. Combines the OASI and SSDI trust funds.

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