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Joel Eskovitz, JD

Senior Director, Social Security and Savings


Social Security, retirement savings, pensions, financial fraud, and older workers.


Joel Eskovitz is senior director, Social Security and savings at the AARP Public Policy Institute, where he oversees retirement security and Social Security policy. His work is focused on ways to ensure all Americans have the ability to retire with dignity and have enough financial support to do so. Much of his work focuses on the Social Security system, and the need to modernize the program to ensure it is solvent for future generations while continuing to provide adequate benefits to recipients.

Before joining AARP, Eskovitz spent nearly six years at the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, where he served as deputy staff director and chief counsel. Joel led the Committee’s financial team, exploring all economic issues impacting the nation’s seniors, including Social Security, pensions, older workers, financial fraud and consumer protection. Joel has also worked at the Social Security Administration, where he examined disability policy; the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where he worked on housing discrimination; and the Texas House Research Organization, where he focused on tax and transportation issues. He also spent five years as a reporter for The Associated Press and Scripps Howard News Service.

In addition, Joel is a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

He holds a juris doctor from George Washington University Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Indiana University.



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