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Biden’s platform calls for big changes to Social Security. Here’s what could be on the table

  November 12, 2020 | By Lorie Konish, CNBC

President-elect Joe Biden ran on a platform that included proposals to shore up Social Security benefits while extending the program’s solvency.

How his administration and the next Congress take shape will help determine just how many of those changes he may be able to put through.

To experts and advocates for the program, the timing could not be more crucial.

“We’re long overdue for this conversation, and it’s causing great uncertainty for people who are either on the program now or going to be on the program soon,” said Shai Akabas, director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

“That’s not how we should be running one of the most important safety net programs in the country,” he said.

For Biden, now comes the hard part of pushing for bipartisan reform.

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