The presidential debates have been noisy, but 2020 candidates have yet to articulate a plan to address Social Security solvency. Proposed measures only shore up the program, mostly by taxing the wealthy, but lack a comprehensive vision for the future funding stability of American's disability and retirement benefits.
The Social Security announced October 17th that the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2020 has been set at 1.6%. COLA increases are calculated based on inflation, as reported by Department of Labor in its Consumer Price Index report.
The 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges held that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states, as well as the right to benefit from government programs, such as Social Security.