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The Life of a Child

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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TV and Radio English and Spanish PSA campaign information

For parents or caregivers with low or no income who care fora child with a physical or mental disability or who are blind, financial hardship can be difficult to escape. But help is available for those who qualify through the Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI.

SSI provides monthly cash payments to help meet a child’s or teenager’s basic needs for things like food, clothing, a place to live or disability-related needs. It’s money that can make a meaningful difference.

But more people need to know about the support that’s available. “The Life of a Child” :60 and :30 PSAs direct people to SSA.gov/SSIkids to learn if their child may qualify for SSI and how to apply.  We hope you’ll help your audience discover this life-changing ?nancial assistance. Please scroll down to view and download the PSAs.

Life of a Child :60

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Life of a Child :60 (MP3) 2.28 MB

Life of a Child :30

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Life of a Child :30 (MP3) 1.14 MB

La vida de un niño :60

La vida de un niño :30

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