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Did You Know That

63.2 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2013.

5.5 million people were newly awarded Social Security benefits in 2013.

65% of aged beneficiaries received at least half of their income from Social Security in 2012.

55% of adult Social Security beneficiaries in 2013 were women.

53.5 was the average age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in 2013.

86% of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients received payments because of disability or blindness in 2013.



   

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New Bill in U.S. House Boosts Social Security Benefits, Keeps System Solvent for Decades

Legislation just introduced in the U.S. House would put extra money in Social Security beneficiaries’ pockets while keeping the system solvent through the rest of this century. Rep. John Larson’s Social Security 2100 Act does all of that and something more: It gives lie to the myth that Social Security is going bankrupt and the only way to fix it is by cutting benefits.

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