A New Deal for Young Adults: Social Security Benefits for Post-Secondary School Students

May 14, 2010, 10:00 am 11:30 am
Location
H-137 Capitol Building, East Capitol St & 1st Street
(Use the Independence Avenue entrance)
-If traveling by cab arrive at Independence Ave & 1st St SE-
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Contact Elizabeth Lamme

Social Security is best known as the foundation of retirement security for older Americans. But Social Security also provides benefits directly to millions of children under the age of 18 who have lost parental support because of death or disability. This briefing discussed this issue and a brief by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez that examined the case for extending Social Security until age 22 when children of deceased and disabled workers are typically enrolled in college or vocational school.

Speakers included:

Alex Hertel-Fernandez, Economic Policy Institute
Hilary Doe, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
Wilhelmina Leigh, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Janice Gregory, NASI (Moderator)

The full brief, A New Deal for Young Adults: Social Security Benefits for Post-Secondary School Students, is available here.

Click here to view a streaming recording of the event