Upon occasion, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration is asked to review a legislative or policy proposal and to provide an actuarial analysis showing the estimated effect of the item on the long-range financial status of the Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability programs.
Many of these proposals and options are intended to address Social Security long-range solvency problems directly while others involve Social Security indirectly.
You can learn what proposals have been reviewed and read the analysis of each on the Social Security website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oact/solvency/index.html.
From the proposal page, follow the “Individual Changes …” link to read about a broad range of policy options that would address Trust Fund solvency and other issues related to Social Security benefits and financing. Many of these options are part of comprehensive proposals intended to restore Trust Fund solvency.