Social Security Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

The House Ways and Means Committee is making available selected reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for inclusion in its 2011 Green Book website. CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to Committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. Certain CRS reports with cover dates earlier than 2011 are included here because their contents remain current.

History of Social Security

RL30920: Major Decisions in the House and Senate on Social Security: 1935-2010

Social Security Financing and the Trust Funds

RL33028: Social Security: The Trust Fund

Social Security Benefits and Eligibility

R41479: Social Security: Revisiting Benefits for Spouses and Survivors

R41518: Social Security: The Minimum Benefit Provision

94-803: Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments

98-35: Social Security: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)

RL32453: Social Security: The Government Pension Offset (GPO)

R41242: Social Security Retirement Earnings Test: How Earnings Affect Benefits

RL32552: Social Security: Calculation and History of Taxing Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance

RL32279: Primer on Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

R41289: Disability Benefits Available Under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Veterans Disability Compensation (VDC) Programs

RS20479: Social Security: Substantial Gainful Activity for the Blind

RS22220: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): The Five-Month Waiting Period for Benefits

Program Administration and Administrative Funding

R41716: Social Security Administration (SSA): Budget Issues