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Seniors Benefit From Social Security

Aug 25th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We reported last week about Social Security celebrating its 75th anniversary. For more than seven decades, the Social Security program has been helping millions of Americans add to their retirement income and provide income for the disabled. For some, it was the only income they had. It saved them from poverty. This week, MSNBC gave us a snapshot of Social Security.

The plan was a lifesaver to those struggling in the Great Depression, and continues to be for many retired citizens without pensions or savings. A lot of people throughout the past 75 years have lived better lives because of Social Security. To this day, it’s still one of the most important sources of income for older Americans.