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Social Security Administration:

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employee contributions.

Social Security is part of almost everyone’s life. Social Security protects more than 154 million workers and pays benefits to more than 44 million people. Monthly retirement benefits are paid to more than 30 million retired workers and their family members. More than 9 out of 10 Americans who are age 65 or older either get Social Security benefits or will be eligible to receive them when they or their spouses retire.

Survivors benefits, currently paid to 7 million Americans, are paid to a deceased worker’s family and can help with financial problems that follow a worker’s death. The value of these monthly benefits is equivalent to a $354,000 life insurance policy.

Social Security pays disability benefits to workers if they have a severe physical or mental condition that prevents them from working for at least 12 months or results in death.

The agency includes 10 regional offices, 8 processing centers, approximately 1300 field offices, and 37 Teleservice Centers.

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Let them know the Supplemental Security Income program may be able to help.

Having low income can mean making tough choices. Choosing between paying for food, or medication, or a place to live is a reality for many people. Your viewers may qualify for help from Supplemental Security Income, a program administered by Social Security. SSI provides monthly payments to people with low income and financial resources, who are 65 or older, or an adult or child with a disability or blindness. It’s money to help meet basic needs like putting food on the table, paying the rent, buying new shoes for growing feet, or getting help for medical needs. SSI makes a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Thank you in advance for helping your viewers discover this important financial assistance and where they can learn more!.

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