WATCH: How to Responsibly Confront Social Security Disability’s Financing Crisis

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund’s projected 2016 depletion will require Congress to act soon to prevent large, sudden benefit cuts.

The Mercatus Center and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget convened a discussion of how best to respond to SSDI’s financing crisis.

Watch the discussion below. You can also view photos from the event here.

I. How Did We Get Here?


  • Charles P. Blahous, Director of Spending and Budget Initiative and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
  • Stephen C. Goss, Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration
  • Ed Lorenzen, Senior Advisor, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

II. The Impact of the Problem


III. Promising Approaches to Reform