Social Security Worker to Recipient Ratio

Social Security’s main programs, the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance programs (OASDI), have been expanded to include more beneficiaries. As American society has continued aging, the number of covered workers per OASDI beneficiary has steadily fallen. OASDI is facing persistent deficits and must be reformed before it becomes insolvent in 2034.

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Updated December 7, 2021

Source: Social Security Administration

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