What is Social Security? [Infographic]

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 11: 38
Written by Joni B. Bailey

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What is Social Security?  You might encounter that question from friends and family when they hear that you are filing a Social Security Disability insurance claim.  This infographic by the Social Security Administration makes it a snap to explain!

Here is what Social Security is all about.


 From 1935 to today, Social Security has been supporting American workers and their families.  With 1 in 6 Americans currently receiving Social Security benefits of some kind, this program has been called the most successful domestic government program in the history of the country.

Did you know all of these facts and figures about Social Security?  If not, it's likely your friends and family didn't either.  Share this article to spread the word!

Further Reading:  How to Transition from Work to Social Security Disability

Joni Beth Bailey is a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability representative.

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