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Low-Income Americans are Dying Young and Losing Out on Earned Social Security Benefits, GAO Finds

WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--April 4, 2016  – Low-income Americans are dying younger than their higher-income peers and are losing out on earned Social Security benefits, according to a new study prepared for Sen. Bernie Sanders by the Government Accountability Office.

As a result of growing disparities in life expectancy between the rich and poor, the progressive effect of Social Security is eroding. American men making about $20,000 a year are expected to lose 11-14 percent of their lifetime Social Security benefits, according to the report. In contrast, men making about $80,000 a year are expected to see . . .

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