Social Security – Social Security for Future Generations Act Introduced in House

Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and 17 cosponsors have introduced the Social Security for Future Generations Act (H.R. 2855). The bill would extend Social Security student benefits to age 22, enhance Social Security benefits for widow(er)s, provide annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits that better reflect beneficiaries’ living expenses, apply Social Security payroll tax on wages above $250,000, and increase the Social Security special minimum benefit for long-term low-wage workers. The bill was referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce. The Arc supports this legislation.

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