The Social Security program is designed to help people when they retire and also when they become too disabled to work. Funding for Social Security comes from two different trust funds, the Social Security Disability trust fund and the retirement trust fund. Many in Pennsylvania will eventually need to utilize the disability fund which the government keeps funded.
The trustees in charge of the trust funds for the Social Security program have estimated that the funds available for both the retirement and the disability trust funds are currently funded through 2033. Incoming tax revenue is the sole source for funding benefits. However, some are worried since Social Security has been operating at a deficit since 2010.