67 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2017.

5.5 million people were newly awarded Social Security benefits in 2017.

50% of aged beneficiaries received at least half of their income from Social Security in 2017.

55% of adult Social Security beneficiaries in 2017 were women.

54.5 was the average age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in 2017.

86% of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients received payments because of disability or blindness in 2017.