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  Social Security Online
Learn about Social Security's work incentives program for people with disabilities.
Social Security delivers the most popular baby names for 2006
Michael J. Astrue sworn in as Commissioner of Social Security
www.ssa.gov   (211 words)

  Social security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social security mainly refers to a field of social welfare concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized needs, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment, families with children and others.
Social security is seen as providing assistance to retired workers, often in the form of a superannuation system that provides a pension from a fund to which workers have contributed throughout their working lives.
Social security policy is usually applied through various programs designed to provide a population with income at times when they are unable to care for themselves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_security   (843 words)

 Social Security (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social Security in the United States is a social insurance program funded through a dedicated payroll tax.
As a result of these changes, the Social Security system began to generate a large surplus of funds, intended to cover the added retirement costs of the "boomers." Congress invested these surpluses into special series, non-marketable U.S. Government bonds which are held by the Social Security trust fund.
The Social Security portion of this tax is 6.2% of the first $90,000 (in 2005) of an employee's income paid directly by the employer, and an additional 6.2% of the first $90,000 (in 2005) deducted from the employee's paycheck, yielding an effective rate of 12.4% of an employee's income.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Security_(USA)   (3086 words)

 Social Security - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Social security mainly refers to a field of social welfare concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognised needs.
22 — Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality."
The model for modern government social security programs was developed in 1883 by Otto von Bismarck under the name soziale Sicherheit.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /social_security.htm   (840 words)

 Social Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Social Security pays a $255 lump-sum death benefit if you worked either (a.) 40 total quarters, (b.) at least one quarter for each year after your 21st birthday [excluding the year of your death] or at least 6 quarters in the 13 quarters preceding your death.
Social Security payments are usually dated and delivered on the 3rd day of the month following the month for which the payment is due (payments for January are delivered on February 3rd, etc.).
Persons filing for Social Security benefits on May 1,1997, or later are assigned one of three new payment days based on the date of birth of the person on whose record entitlement is established (the insured individual).
www.clarkcountylegal.com /social.htm   (2996 words)

 USA Today Social Security commentary riddled wi ... [Media Matters]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In a January 14 column in USA Today, Stefani D. Carter, identified as a former fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation and a current student at Harvard Law School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, made false claims to argue that Social Security faces an imminent threat and that private accounts are the solution.
In fact, the Social Security trustees estimate that under current law the trust fund has enough money to pay promised benefits until the year 2042 -- not in 2018, as Carter claimed -- while the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the so-called "year of exhaustion" will be 2052.
In claiming that Social Security was unfair to her uncle, Carter also ignored a substantial element of the Social Security program: survivor and disability benefits.
mediamatters.org /items/200501140003   (775 words)

 USATODAY.com - Social Security 'crisis' questioned   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
WASHINGTON — Two key Republican lawmakers suggested Sunday that Social Security is not in crisis and questioned President Bush's proposal to let younger workers invest part of their payroll taxes in private accounts.
Bill Thomas, R-Calif., chairman of the House panel that handles Social Security, and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, a pivotal moderate on the Senate Finance Committee, said any proposal for private accounts should be part of a larger overhaul of Social Security.
Social Security benefits to retirees are paid for by payroll tax contributions from workers and their employers.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-01-23-social-security-gop_x.htm   (524 words)

 Gore to Unveil New Proposals on Social Security, USA Accounts (Commentary)
But if bookkeeping tricks are sufficient to maintain the pretense of saving Social Security until 2055, there seems little reason for Gore not to proceed all the way to 2075.
First, because they are added to Social Security rather than utilizing payroll tax funds, they do not raise social security's return to workers, nor do they do anything to save the system for the future.
And third, USA accounts are subject to the same criticisms that opponents of reform aim at personal retirement accounts as part of Social Security: if personal accounts would have high administrative costs, then USA accounts - which would be smaller - would have even higher costs.
www.socialsecurity.org /daily/06-12-00.html   (616 words)

 Political USA: Issues/Social_Security
My Social Security.org - Lets you calculate how much you are likely to pay in Social Security taxes, what you're likely to receive from the program, and how much you could have made by investing that money for a reasonable return.
Social Security Network - Everything you need to know about what's wrong with the Social Security program, the plans to fix it, and what really needs to be done.
Social Security Reform Center - The one-stop source for news, analysis, and research on the Social Security reform debate.
www.politicalusa.com /link/Issues/Social_Security   (230 words)

 sotto voce USA: Social Security
They're talking Social Security reform, but their real agenda seems to be strinking the government down to bathtub size by dismantling the New Deal and the Great Society.
Bush has been touring the country for weeks trying to drum up support for his plan (with only a brief timeout for a jaunt to Europe) amid a media blitz of disinformation that puts the Harry and Louise health-care campaign to shame, and the natives are getting restless.
He combines Social Security and Medicare together as if they were just one big program, lumping their problems together in the process.
sottovoceusa.blogspot.com /2005/03/social-security.html   (1045 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Mexican Standoff)
Social Security was designed to provide support for retired American citizens who worked in the United States.
Social Security should be limited to United States citizens and nationals who have paid into the system.
Security plan would no longer be penalized for having gone back to their country of citizenship, nor would they lose retirement benefits because, having split their working lives across two countries, they failed to meet the minimum requirements of either country's social security system.
www.snopes.com /inboxer/pending/mexican.asp   (1450 words)

 Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud - USA/TNW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
According to the indictment, JONES was the representative payee for Social Security survivor benefits and disability benefits for her two minor sons.
JONES failed to report his death to the Social Security Administration and continued to improperly receive benefits for her deceased son until June 2001.
As part of her scheme to continue to defraud the government, JONES had an imposter, a third party, pretend to be her deceased son while being interviewed by the Social Security Administration.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/tnw/pressreleases/2004/2004JAN29_JonesSentencing.htm   (279 words)

 Social Security Beleaguers Bush (USA TODAY)
The Bush White House has issued a statement flatly stating that "Social Security payroll taxes must not be increased." Those words are a soft-shoe dance around the thorny question of what kind of financial fix is needed to keep Social Security solvent.
The proposal that the president's Commission to Strengthen Social Security unveiled in December offers workers a range of private-account options in which they have control over some of their payroll-tax money, which now goes to Social Security's trust fund.
True reform of Social Security will come only when taxes are increased or benefits are pared back to a level that can be covered by money paid into the trust fund.
www.jessejacksonjr.org /issues/i030502519.html   (548 words)

 Social Security (Harpers.org)
Social Security Administration workers testified that they had been ordered "to promote the idea that Social Security is in crisis and that Social Security privatization is the answer."»[Reuters]
George Bush called Social Security "a symbol of the trust between generations," then discussed proposals for the reduction of its benefits and an increase in the retirement age.
USA Next, a group with ties to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, attacked the AARP for its position against Social Security reform.
www.harpers.org /SocialSecurity.html   (558 words)

 SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION - about USA social security facts
Social Security is a social insurance program that provides old-age benefits for retirees and their survivors, disability insurance for workers and survivor benefits for dependents.
Social Security also protects nine out of ten workers and their families and provides benefits each month to more than three million children.
Social Security is totally self-funded, and its growing reserves - - another $60 billion this year - - provide a stable financial base for current and future retirees.
www.vienna.cc /networld/report_maximum_social_security_system.htm   (654 words)

 Social Security Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Francis Townsend claimed that Roosevelt's social security legislation was completely inadequate and in 1936 joined with Father Edward Coughlin and Gerald L. Smith to form the National Union of Social Justice.
An old­age security bill was passed during his first administration which provides for workers who reach the age of 65 a pension of $8 a week at most.
Roosevelt struck the most terrible blow at the security of the masses of the people while posing as the generous donor of "security for all." During the war boom and in the post­war boom created by spending 40 billion dollars a year the illusion of security is sustained.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USARsocial.htm   (894 words)

 USA Next Releases National Survey on Social Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Methodology: This USA Next National Survey of 800 likely voters with an oversample of an additional 200 likely voters over the age of 50 years was conducted between January 25 and 27, 2005.
USA Next is the national grassroots association dedicated to Uniting the Generations for America’s Future.
USA Next is dedicated to recovering the timeless principles of America’s Founders stated in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.
www.unitedseniors.org /full_story.cfm?article_id=114&category_id=3   (1128 words)

 Social Security in the USA
A Social Security number contains nine digits: the first three digits are related to the Zip Code for the area you live in when you first apply for your card; and the last four digits are in numerical order of being assigned from 0000 to 9999.
When a government agency asks you for your Social Security number, you are protected by the privacy act, which means that they must disclose to you what use will be made of the number, whether disclosure is voluntary or not, and what consequences will occur (if any) if you don't supply that information.
The Social Security payments taken out by the federal government are placed in a special fund (that earns interest) to pay out Social Security benefits to those who are retired, disabled, or who are a surviving spouse or child.
www.rapidimmigration.com /usa/1_eng_coming_social.html   (2227 words)

Unlike welfare, social security benefits are paid to an individual or his or her family at least in part on the basis of that person's employment record and prior contributions to the system.
Social Security is a method of providing a continuing income to you and your family if your earnings stop or are reduced by retirement, disability or death.
Social Security payments will not replace all lost income, however, and you should be prepared to supplement it with savings, investments, other insurance or pensions.
www.lymphedemapeople.com /thesite/social_security_information_usa.htm   (904 words)

 Social Security - dKosopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the United States, Social Security is a program to provide an adequate means of support for working families and individuals in times of disability, retirement and death.
Social Security is considered the crowning social achievement of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency; indeed his signature achievement.
Social Security For Dummies: Graphically Explained this has some good graphics by user:tunesmith lets get some here.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Social_Security   (407 words)

 Numbers USA
The U.S. Commissioner of Social Security signed a totalization agreement with the Director General of the Mexican Social Security Institute on June 29, 2004.
These agreements eliminate the need to pay social security taxes in both countries when companies in one country send workers to the other country, and they protect benefit eligibility for workers who divide their careers between the two countries.
According to the Congressional Research Service, however, the resolution of disapproval mechanism currently in the Social Security Act is an unconstitutional legislative veto, based on the Supreme Court's decision in INS v.
www.numbersusa.com /hottopic/totalization.htm   (1381 words)

 The New York Times > Washington > A New Target for Advisers to Swift Vets
The lobbying group, USA Next, which has poured millions of dollars into Republican policy battles, now says it plans to spend as much as $10 million on commercials and other tactics assailing AARP, the powerhouse lobby opposing the private investment accounts at the center of Mr.
So far, the groups dueling over Social Security have been relatively tame, but the plans by USA Next foreshadow what could be a steep escalation in the war to sway public opinion and members of Congress in the days ahead.
USA Next says it has taken pains to disassociate itself from the administration, even declining to join the large lobbying coalitions the White House is working with to pass Social Security legislation.
www.nytimes.com /2005/02/21/politics/21social.html?ex=1266642000&en=10cae866093ed1f2&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (819 words)

 Social Security
March 28, 2002 - The Social Security Board of Trustees reported to Congress on March 26 that the Social Security program continues to be substantially underfinanced for the long term, while extending the projected solvency of the trust funds by three years.
About 75 percent of unmarried elderly women depend on Social Security for at least one half of their income, and 25 percent of unmarried elderly women depend on it for their only source of income.
Social Security Administration (SSA) will hold a celebration of the 65th anniversary of Social Security at Hyde Park, New York on Saturday, August 5, 2000 at 11:00 a.m.
www.seniorjournal.com /SocialSecurity.htm   (2120 words)

 Viguerie's army attacks Social Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
USA Next kicked off the campaign with an outrageous advertisement currently making the rounds on the Internet and which has appeared on a number of national and local television news programs.
USA Next has a long history of using "dishonest tactics," and trying to scare the bejeezus out of America's senior citizens.
USA Next is dedicating 2005 to "dynamiting" AARP, hoping to bring 1 million AARP members into its fold.
onlinejournal.com /ss/041205Berkowitz/041205berkowitz.html   (1248 words)

 USATODAY.com - Greenspan: Social Security not in 'crisis'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that Social Security is not in "crisis" as President Bush has declared, but emphasized that Congress must quickly address future funding problems in the program and far larger shortfalls in Medicare.
But he said the long-term picture was clouded by an aging population that will strain Social Security and Medicare and slow economic growth.
But the focus of the hearing was Social Security, which Greenspan said is not in crisis.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-02-17-gspan-usat-fri_x.htm   (540 words)

 Privacy and Security: USA.gov
The Social Security Administration offers additional guidance on sharing your Social Security number.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
When users link to an outside website, they are leaving the USA.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s).
www.usa.gov /About/Privacy_Security.shtml   (956 words)

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