Five key questions about the dwindling Social Security trust fund


oncerns are rising over the future of Social Security as lawmakers on both sides discuss potential changes to extend the lifetime of the program, which risks running a shortfall in funds sooner than one might expect.


report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warned the Social Security trust fund could run out of money by 2032 — a year earlier than previously thought — if Congress doesn’t make changes to bring in more revenue or reduce benefit payouts.


hile the timeline isn’t set in stone, CBO Director Philip Swagel noted the new projection puts the exhaustion date within

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