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The Social Security Trust Fund

Publication Date: May 11, 2011
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On May 13, 2011, the Social Security Board of Trustees will release an annual report detailing the current and projected financial status of the program, including the level of reserves in the Social Security trust fund. In this video Eric Toder, codirector of the Tax Policy Center, explains what the Social Security trust fund was designed to do, how it's actually used, and what observers will be looking for in the trustees' report.



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