My Generation Will Not See One Dollar from Social Security

September 23, 2015

I have been hearing this comment since I started working in this field, over twenty years ago.  Just last week, I published that the sky is falling.  Articles about and mushroom about the shortfalls the Social Security funds face.  Yet, the program continues to work and chug along as millions of people who are retired or disabled or have children who are disabled are able to draw on the benefits the system provides.

A recent article in the NYT discusses this (link is below) but I wanted to highlight my favorite comment:

“I believed that when I was your age also and yet, here it is 40 years later going strong”

I also believe that I will see retirement benefits when I reach my retirement age, which is 20 years from now.  I believe that if I become disabled, I will received disability benefits and that if I die, my kids will receive survivor benefits.

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