Multigenerational housing refers to people of different generations, whether related or not, living together.
Natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises can wreak havoc on the nation’s housing system.
Two federal programs help states provide a broad range of social services important to older adults.
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Social Security benefits are paid through a self-financing system.
Social Security program administration has multiple functions. It processes applications and payments and operates field offices around the country.
Congress should allocate sufficient funding to strengthen the administrative capacity of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to better meet the needs of applicants and beneficiaries.
Some proposals to address Social Security solvency would adjust the calculation of initial benefits. Others adjust benefit growth over time.
Social Security benefits are calculated as a percentage of lifetime average earnings. Policymakers consider two factors when establishing the calculation of lifetime average earnings.
The number of years used to calculate benefits should not be increased beyond the 35 years designated in current law.