Social Security 2018 Trustees Report

woman sitting by windowToday, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds. To learn more, please visit 

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22 thoughts on “Social Security 2018 Trustees Report

  1. The Congress (Republicans want the funedbto fail..) since it’s launch by FDR it’s been a target for them..maybe for a few seem to care except those who’s always a see who can blink first . and the Demos have had their chance too .we keep electing the same band of theves..kick them all out. Starting with Paul Nancy Chuck John Mac Gram and C Grassley.. fix it before it’s too late 2039 not that far off..get our heads out if the take out more than coming in you go broke.mits simple economic..or is it still taught… Greece is a good example..Wake up America..Build the wall if you must then build up the Social security . Hello is anyone listening..Republicans Demo Indep.Help we are in trouble.Heads up AARP

    • If the government goes broke and can’t borrow then it becomes academic as to whether or not SS can pay its obligations. NOTHING will get paid.

  2. It seems to me that for 8 years the Congress has known that this might be in the wind. Social Security’s cost has exceeded its non-interest income since 2010. Why has no one noticed the over head exceeding cost and doing nothing about it??

    • The change in demographics leading to this so-called crisis has been known since the 1980’s. We just kick the can down the road, no one cares,

  3. I am 65 years old & have been receiving SDDI benefits for many years. Now that I am 65, I would like to know what process do I need to complete or apply for to receiver SS retirement benefits under my ex-husband’s SSR benefits ACCOUNT. We were married.10 years or longer as required by the SSA; and don’the is currently receiving his SSR benefits.. MY phone number is 303-507-9851. I thank you, in advance, for assisting me in this important matter.

  4. Will the Medicare deducted from Social Security increase under my present medicare plan? If so what option do I have?

    Please send me information to :

    James A. Talley
    385 Starnes Park
    Gadsden, AL 35903

    • If you are unable to create an account or encounter a problem with your my Social Security account, you may:
      •Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or
      •Contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  5. Here is SOMETHING I DON’T UNDERSTAND: Why doesn’t the Government PAY BACK THE $2.6 TRILLION Reserve for Social Security that the Government stole from the Citizens of the United States, starting with a BAD, BAD President named Lyndon Johnson??? PAY BACK THE RESERVE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY!!!

    DO NOT PAY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, SUCH AS GIVING THEM A DEBIT CARD WHEN THEY GET INTO THIS COUNTRY and pay for their benefits, and give them jobs that belong to the Citizens of the United States of America!!!

    WE, meaning “most” of the people getting Social Security paid FOR ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE AHEAD OF US, and now, because the Government was CROOKED, and the BAD President Johnson starting stealing the Social Security Reserve of $2.6 TRILLION, AND THAT IS WITH A “T”, MEANS THE GOVERNMENT OWES THE SENIOR CITIZENS BIG-TIME FOR THIS THEFT, AND SHOULD NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER be able to cut our Social Security OR Medicare by 20% or 21%. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU, SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!! If anybody is cut, it should be ALL Government workers–CUT BY 21%!!! AND ESPECIALLY EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS!!!

    I worked from 17 to 70, and even when jobs were hard to get, and some of it was the hiring of Illegal Immigrants (again SHAME, SHAME, SHAME, ESPECIALLY ON BOTH BUSHES, CLINTON AND ESPECIALLY, ESPECIALLY DINGING OBAMA!!! ) My immediate family have all died and where is their Social Security going??? To the Illegal Immigrants who are doing NOTHING for our country, except for in some cases messing it up and doing a BAD job, which some of it has to do with their not learning to speak ENGLISH!!! AND THEIR TAKING ALL THE BENEFITS THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!



    • Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with information regarding the status of your claim. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks!

  7. All I have is a home, some savings and a tiny retirement. What will I expect with receiving SS Benefits once I retire. I’m 49 by the way

  8. You never think or hope To need Social Security when you get older. I didn’t even know exactly how it worked until my wife (age 33 ) got very sick. We both worked full time our whole adult life. She was forced to quit her job two years ago March 2016 after being admitted to the hospital for a few weeks. Our Dr. pointed us to SSDI. After a denial we are scheduled for a hearing this June. It will be 27 months since her disease. Being so young with 2 kids I have been working to keep us afloat. It’s nice that we have things like Social Security to help when we need it but it is such an awful feeling when you are stressed out about your wife, money, insurance and keeping up with the kids. Wife can’t do the housework anymore so I essentially took over both rolls in the household and it is too much almost. Hopefully the hearing works out I just wish that they would realize that she would rather be working. They should have benefits for the spouse/caregiver/therapist/father/etc……… good luck to everyone, I sure could use some here soon. I don’t know how much longer I can keep it all going. Pray until someone help.

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