69.8 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2020.

5.8 million people were newly awarded Social Security benefits in 2020.

55% of adult Social Security beneficiaries in 2020 were women.

55% was the average age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in 2020.

86% of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients received payments because of disability or blindness in 2020.

Source: Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2021



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