Social Security Bulletin

Bulletin reporting data on the operations of the Social Security Administration and the results of research and analysis pertinent to the social security program.

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 4, 2008

A Legislative History of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004
SummaryPassage of the original Social Security Act in 1935, Public Law (P.L.) 74-271, represented one of the watershed achievements of social welfare reform in American history. For the first time, workers were guaranteed a basic floor of protection...
Cohort Changes in the Retirement Resources of Older Women
SummaryDramatic changes in life expectancy, women's roles in the labor market, the structure of the workforce, and pension systems have occurred in recent decades, all influencing the well-being of future retirees. This article uses different sources...
Simplifying the Supplemental Security Income Program: Options for Eliminating the Counting of In-Kind Support and Maintenance
Summary and IntroductionThe Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), is the income source of last resort for the low-income aged, blind, and disabled. As the nation's largest income-assistance...

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