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[Excerpt] Calculations indicating that in the long run the Social Security program will not be financially sustainable under the present statutory scheme have fueled the current debate regarding Social Security reform. This report addresses selected legal issues which may be raised regarding entitlement to Social Security benefits as Congress considers possible changes to the Social Security program, and in view of projected long-range shortfalls in the Social Security Trust Funds.


Suggested Citation
Swendiman, K. S. & Nicola, T. J. (2013). Social security Rrform: Legal analysis of social security benefit entitlement issues. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.