Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

28 percent is the share of pre-retirement income that Social Security benefits will replace in 2030.

An average earner who retired at 65 in 2002 received net benefits equal to 39 percent of pre-retirement income. By 2030, the replacement rate will have declined to 28 percent due to a scheduled increase in the Social Security Normal Retirement Age (NRA), higher Medicare deductions, and income taxes levied on Social Security benefits. The NRA, also referred to as the full retirement age, is the age at which a worker can receive Social Security benefits that are not reduced for early retirement.

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