Alison Shelton

Alison Shelton, a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute Economics Team, has written and spoken on Social Security and retirement security for over a decade. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers on the Social Security program and proposals for reform.
AARP DataExplorer Social Security Storybook
Millions of Americans count on Social Security for most of their income. AARP DataExplorer’s new storybook on Social Security shows, using graphics and animation, just how important Social Security is to all Americans.
Minimum Benefit Graph
Social Security has a minimum benefit? Yes, it’s true. Congress designed the Social Security special minimum benefit in 1972 to help workers who have earned low wages for many years. But today, the benefit helps very few older Americans and unless Congress takes action, the benefit is on the road to extinction.
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