AARP West Virginia talks about future of Social Security

Eyewitness News Anchor Rick Lord talks to Rich Stonestreet, the president of AARP West Virginia, about the future of Social Security. (WCHS/WVAH)

Many Americans wonder and worry about the future of Social Security..

On Friday, Rich Stonestreet, the president of AARP West Virginia, appeared on Eyewitness News' Ask the Expert segment to talk about the future of the program. West Virginia has one of the largest senior populations per capita in the country, and there has been a lot of talk about whether the program will remain solvent or go bankrupt.

Accompanying this story is the video of that interview.

"It really is unfortunate, but the truth is the trustees of the system have projected that Social Security will be able to pay full benefits to everybody who is on Social Security and those who will come on to Social Security in years to come through 2034, which is just a little over 15 years from now," Stonestreet said. "After that, can pay 75 percent, so everybody will receive 75 percent of what they are receiving now."

Stonestreet said his organization continues to keep pushing for Congress to fix the Social Security program so that is financially secure.

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