Social Security 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 2014 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 2014 are included here because their contents remain current.

History of Social Security

RL30920: Social Security: Major Decisions in the House and Senate Since 1935

Overview of Social Security

R42035: Social Security Primer

Social Security Financing and the Trust Funds

RL33028: Social Security: The Trust Fund

RS20607: Social Security: Trust Fund Investment Practices

R43318: Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund: Background and Solvency Issues

RL33514: Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?

Social Security Benefits and Eligibility

R43542: How Social Security Benefits Are Computed: In Brief

R41962: The Social Security Retirement Age: In Brief

RS22294: Social Security Survivors Benefits

R43637: Social Security: The Lump-Sum Death Benefit

R43615: Social Security: Minimum Benefits

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)

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)

R43370: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Becoming Insured, Calculating Benefit Payments, and the Effect of Dropout Year Provisions

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

R43471: Concurrent Receipt of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI): Background and Legislative Proposals in the 113th Congress

RS20479: Social Security: Substantial Gainful Activity for the Blind

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

RL33585: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Demonstration Projects

R41934: Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program: Overview and Current Issues

Program Administration and Administrative Funding

R41716: Social Security Administration (SSA): Budget Issues

RL30318: The Social Security Number: Legal Developments Affecting its Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality

This page was prepared on August 29, 2014, for the 2014 version of the House Ways and Means Committee Green Book.

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  • RL33514: Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out? »
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  • R41962: The Social Security Retirement Age: In Brief »
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  • R41289: Disability Benefits Available Under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Veterans Disability Compensation »
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  • RS20479: Social Security: Substantial Gainful Activity for the Blind »
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  • RS22220: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): The Five-Month Waiting Period for Benefits »
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  • RL33585: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Demonstration Projects »
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  • R41934: Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program: Overview and Current Issues »
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  • R41716: Social Security Administration (SSA): Budget Issues »
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  • RL30318: The Social Security Number: Legal Developments Affecting its Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality »
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  • RS20607: Social Security: Trust Fund Investment Practices »
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  • R43542: How Social Security Benefits Are Computed: In Brief »
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  • R43615: Social Security: Minimum Benefits »
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  • 94-803: Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments »
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  • 98-35: Social Security: The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) »
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  • RL32453: Social Security: The Government Pension Offset (GPO) »
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  • RL32552: Social Security: Calculation and History of Taxing Benefits »
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  • R43370: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Becoming Insured, Calculating Benefit Payments, and the Effect of Dropout Y »
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  • R43471: Concurrent Receipt of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI): Background and Legisl »
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  • Social Security: The Lump-Sum Death Benefit »
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  • RL32279: Primer on Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) »
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