Think you know who gets social security? Think again! 36% of Social Security recipients are not retired workers, but children, the disabled, or spouses and survivors of workers. Almost one of every six Americans receives a Social Security benefit today. To see who benefits, how much they get and how much it matters to them, see today’s infographic. You’ll be surprised!
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Fact#9* Released: Aug. 7, 2012 Social Security
How do we know?
Check the original sources behind the fact:
- US Social Security Administration: “Annual benefits paid from the OASI Trust Fund, by type of benefit, calendar years 1937-2011”
- US Social Security Administration: “Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2011”
- US Social Security Administration: “Social Security Program Fact Sheet”
- AARP: “Social Security: “Who’s Counting On it?”
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