Research and Analysis by Stephen C. Goss

The Financial Outlook for the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 66 No. 3 (released August 2006)
by Stephen C. Goss

Social Security's Office of the Chief Actuary provides an overview on the current and projected financial condition of the Disability Insurance program.

The Future Financial Status of the Social Security Program
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 70 No. 3 (released August 2010)
by Stephen C. Goss

This article describes four concepts—solvency, sustainability, shortfalls, and solutions—as they apply to the financial status of the Social Security program as well as how Social Security financing fits in the general federal budget. The little-understood basis for future projected shortfalls is explained and detailed in relation to the possible solutions.