Social Security Retirement Test

The subcommittee heard testimony on Social Security earnings limitations. Currently, seniors earning an income of a particular amount… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on Social Security earnings limitations. Currently, seniors earning an income of a particular amount must forfeit part or all of their Social Security earnings. Witnesses testified on whether the earnings test should be less severe, allowing seniors to earn a greater income before forfeiting part of their income from Social Security, or whether the earnings test should be eliminated from the Social Security program altogether. Currently, seniors aged 65-69 may earn up to $9,700 annually without having benefits withheld. Rep. Bunning claimed almost two-thirds of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors to legislation lessening or repealing the earnings test from the Social Security program. He also claimed 700,000 additional senior citizens would enter the work force were the earnings test eliminated. close

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Social Security Retirement Test

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Program ID:
18133-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 24, 1991
Last Aired:
May 29, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 24, 1991 | 4:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 1991 | 8:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 1991 | 2:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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