Why Raising the Retirement Age Would Hurt African Americans

Retirement age coverby Elvis Guzman and Nakia Gladden

Social Security is an essential social insurance program that provides economic security for U.S. workers and their families in retirement, in case of disability or death of a breadwinner. The program protects families from falling into poverty, and is especially important to vulnerable families that do not have the necessary income or savings to get by.

This fact sheet outlines the main reasons why African Americans would be negatively affected by raising the Social Security age limit.

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