Social Security 2023: 6 Things Have Changed

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Social Security has grown in importance as the 2024 presidential elections approach. The White House has already released its budget proposal for 2024, which emphasizes giving Medicare and SSDI users more assistance and benefits. Even though the SS Trust Fund is anticipated to run out by 2034, this proposal leaves benefits for already active recipients unchanged. 

Due to the continued rise in inflation, it is anticipated that SSDI will alter, and this issue will be a key one when Congress is debating the projected budget this summer. 

A budget proposal for 2024 was just made public by the White House, and it contained more financing and benefits for Medicare and SSDI recipients.

Social Security Payments Will Begin Soon

The proposal does not truly expect any reductions in benefits for the recipients who have so far participated in the Rust Fund, even though it is anticipated to be depleted by 2034.  

The Social Security benefits have increased by one of the largest amounts since the 1980s this year. In 2022, when inflation is expected to be high, the Social Security Administration also boosted claimants’ average payouts by 8.7%. Since social security was the sole investment that was inflation-adjusted and was supported by the US Government, David Berns of Truadvice Wealth Management believes that this may be a good decision.  

Due to the persistent inflation that has been present since 2022, the SSDI Administration has boosted the SSDI payouts by 8.7% from the average. Compared to the Social Security benefits offered in the 1980s, 2023 saw the largest increase in payments.

David Berns of Truadvise Wealth Management applauded the government initiative and claimed that the 8.7% increase in Social Security payments in 2023 shows how concerned the federal government is about the state of inflation. Additionally, he said that this investment was the only one supported by the government that could withstand inflation.