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 Social Security - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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.
While the original act used Social Security in a broad sense and included federally funded welfare programs and unemployment compensation within its scope, current usage associates the phrase with old age, survivors, and disability insurance.
While the Social Security Act (federal law) governs an applicant's right to benefits, state substantive law governs some of the family relationship issues that may bear on that right such as the validity of a marriage.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/social_security.html   (328 words)

 Social Security and Income Security in the United States
Social Security is a system of social insurance under which workers and their employers contribute a part of their earnings in order to provide protection for the workers and their families if they die or become disabled; and with a minimum, but guaranteed source of income in their retirement years.
Social Security provides, and will continue to provide, an average of 40 percent of total retirement income and about 80 percent of retirement income for retirees in the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution.
Social Security will remain the single most important source of retirement security in the United States, and will continue to provide the protections that are not available or affordable in the private sector.
www.aarp.org /research/international/speeches/nov3_05_jmaldonado   (3626 words)

 Social Security - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Social Security in the United States is a social insurance program funded through a dedicated tax.
As a result of these changes, the Social Security system began to generate a large surplus of funds, intended to cover the added retirment costs of the "boomers." The surplus was invested in US Government bonds held by the Social Security trust fund.
A side effect of the Social Security program in the United States has been the near-universal adaptation of the program's identification number, the Social Security number, as a form of unique identification in the U.S. A multitude of U.S. entities use the Social Security number as a personal identifier.
demopedia.democraticunderground.com /index.php/Social_Security   (2935 words)

 United States Social Security System Lawsuit Overview - Find Trial Lawyers and Attorneys with Experinece in United ...
Social Security differs from other government aid programs such as welfare because benefits follow strict eligibility guidelines based on employment history and prior contributions to the Social Security system.
Social Security disability payments are available to persons who stop working due to a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from performing "gainful" work.
Social Security always seems to be a hot topic, especially among the elderly, many of whom rely on its benefits as their largest source of income.
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 Symposium - social security reform United States - Statistical Data Included Insight on the News - Find Articles
Social Security promises all Americans that if they work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules, they will be able to retire and live in dignity.
Today, the average Social Security benefit is less than $10,000 a year, and for women the average benefit is closer to $9,000.
Privatizers dismiss concerns about cuts in guaranteed benefits by arguing that defenders of Social Security simply are trying to "scare seniors." But given the 25 percent cut proposed by the Bush commission, Americans of all age have a right to be scared.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_23_18/ai_87917237   (958 words)

 Amazon.com: Social Security: The Phony Crisis: Books: Dean Baker,Mark Weisbrot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Social Security PRIVATEERS tell us that in 2029.or 2032...now 2050 (notice that the date has to be constantly readjusted BACK every year) it is "calculated" by a Government advisory commission that Social Security won't have enough income to cover more than 75 percent of the benefits it must pay to aging baby boomers.
Social Security isn't in trouble and the criticisms of it are not logical as the authors of "The Phony Crisis" point out.
Second, Social Security is not an "investment" program, it is a program of social insurance designed to insure the elderly, the disabled and the spouses/children of the dead and disabled against poverty.
www.amazon.com /Social-Security-Crisis-Dean-Baker/dp/0226035468   (2622 words)

 United States Social Security Number Validation Object Library
A United States Social Security Number is nine digits long and is composed of the Area Number, the Group Number, and the Serial Number.
Prior to 1972, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and the Area Number represented the State in which the card was issued.
Since 1972, when Social Security Administration began assigning Social Security Numbers and issuing cards centrally from Baltimore, the area number assigned has been based on the ZIP code in the mailing address provided on the application for the original Social Security card.
www.quentinsagerconsulting.com /documents/10013.htm   (390 words)

 SSRN-Social Security in United States Treaties and Executive Agreements by Allison Christians
The employee dispatched by her company to work temporarily in international destinations is not a new phenomenon, but social structures between which the worker may move have arguably never been more complex.
In a world of social insurance programs that feature broad contribution requirements coupled with limitations on benefits, global workers may be required to contribute in multiple jurisdictions, yet be eligible for benefits in none.
Having introduced its own social insurance program in the 1930s when workers were much less likely to be sent on temporary cross-border assignments, the United States social security system has had to adapt to the increasingly international workforce.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=822504   (281 words)

 Tax Topics - Topic 601 Earned Income Credit
If you are a nonresident alien, you can claim the EIC only if you are married to a United States citizen or resident, and you file a joint return and are taxed as a resident for the entire taxable year.
Military personnel stationed outside the United States on extended active duty are considered to live in the United States during that period for EIC purposes.
If your qualifying child does not have a social security number or if your child's social security card reads "not valid for employment" and the number was issued solely so that the child could receive a federally funded benefit, such as Medicaid, you cannot claim the EIC on the basis of that qualifying child.
www.irs.gov /taxtopics/tc601.html   (1288 words)

 Russ Feingold for United States Senate - Issues
Social Security benefits provide nearly 40 percent of the income of seniors.
According to the Social Security Administration, over one-third of the benefits paid by Social Security provide income for disabled workers, widows and widowers, spouses, and children.
Protecting Social Security: Senator Feingold is a cosponsor of the Social Security and Medicare Surpluses Lockbox bill of 2001.
www.russfeingold.org /social_security.php   (380 words)

 Mexico/United States Social Security `Totalization` Agreement
For example, to qualify for U.S. Social Security, a person who attains age 62 in 1991 or later generally needs 10 years of work to be insured for retirement benefits.
The Mexican Social Security system would be obligated in the same way for U.S. citizens working in Mexico though a relatively tiny number of U.S. citizens would benefit from this.
A 1996 immigration reform law abolished Social Security benefits to aliens not legally residing in the United States, unless their home countries were subject to a treaty.
www.tscl.org /NewContent/101801.asp   (1784 words)

 Social Security debate (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another eliminated the Social Security payroll tax completely for workers born after a certain date, and allowed workers of different ages different periods of time during which they could opt to not pay the payroll tax, in exchange for a proportional delay in their receipt of payouts.
During the campaigning for the 2006 midterm election, Bush stated that reviving his proposal for privatizing Social Security would be one of his top two priorities for his last two years in office.
Social Security (United States) for both information about the program, as it currently exists, and historical information about the creation of the program in the mid 1930's and the controversies at that time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Security_debate_(United_States)   (7226 words)

 Social Security (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Social Security Administration is headquartered in Woodlawn, Maryland just to the west of Baltimore.
The social security number, or SSN, is issued pursuant to section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. ยง 405(c)(2).
Social Security Disability Advocacy, Debate, and Professional News
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Security_(United_States)   (6799 words)

 Jon Christian Ryter -- The Social Security Dilemma
The downside is their Social Security benefits will come almost directly out of your paycheck—you and 2.3 other commuters who will support each one of them.
While they won't be eligible for reduced earnings from Social Security until they reach age 62—and full benefits when they reach 65, 66 or 67, many of them have company pensions that can be exercised after 20, 25 or 30 years of service even if they are only 55 years old.
When Social Security was enacted, your benefits were based on the average income of five of the last ten years you worked.
www.newswithviews.com /Ryter/jon117.htm   (1855 words)

 Social Security - United States Monrovia Liberia Embassy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Social Security - United States Monrovia Liberia Embassy
Social Security website at www.ssa.gov, where he or she is asked to fill out a quick questionnaire to determine if he or she may apply online.
If the applicant indicates that he or she is residing abroad, the system will reject the request and direct him or her to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
usembassy.state.gov /liberia/social_security.html   (370 words)

 Social Security Online
Learn about Social Security's work incentives program for people with disabilities.
Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names for 2005
Social Security has released its FY 2007 and Revised FY 2006 Annual Performance Plan
www.ssa.gov   (225 words)

 DSFA » Publications » Irish/United States Social Security Agreement - SW 91
This is a brief guide to the Social Security Agreement between Ireland and the United States of America which came into force since 1 September 1993.
The Agreement does this by allowing social security contributions paid in one country to be counted towards qualifying for certain payments in the other country.
The Agreement also deals with the social security status of workers who are sent on temporary assignments from one country to the other.
www.welfare.ie /publications/sw91.html   (1291 words)

 Statutory Instrument 1997 No. 1778
The reference to the Social Security (United States of America) Order 1984 shall be omitted in the Schedule to the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order 1988[6] and in Schedules 2 and 3 to the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order 1995[7].
as regards the United States, the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and
For the purposes of sub-paragraph (b), each quarter of coverage credited under the laws of the United States in the relevant contribution year shall be treated as if it had been a contribution period of thirteen weeks completed as an employed or self-employed person in the relevant contribution year.
www.theantechamber.net /Mirror/StatutoryInstrument1997.html   (2888 words)

 Democrats Rip GOP on Social Security Plan (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Republican plan to privatize Social Security could cause huge debt for decades, a Democratic candidate seeking a House seat in Iowa, a state with a high concentration of elderly residents, said Saturday.
Also, remember the Democrats today are the ones pushing to give Social Security to Illegal Immigrants...once again, giving your money to someone else while telling you it won't be there when you retire.
That is a far better rate of return than you get with Social Security and the politicians cannot steal it from you.
www.topix.net.cob-web.org:8888 /forum/us-house/jim-nussle/TR3D76PIT2U7S4336   (1992 words)

 Welcome to the White House (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
So, as the President of the United States, I want to tell you plain and simple, the American people respect you, they appreciate you, and I'll do everything in my power to make sure the families and those who wear the uniform have all the support necessary to win this war on terror."
Via secure video, we discussed a range of issues of great importance to our common mission in Iraq, including the development of Iraqi security forces, efforts to promote reconciliation among all Iraqis, and the International Compact for Iraq and the economic reforms associated with it.
As leaders of two great countries, we are committed to the security and prosperity of a democratic Iraq and the global fight against terrorism which affects all our citizens."
www.whitehouse.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (618 words)

 Social Security - United States Consulate Nuevo Laredo
Social Security - United States Consulate Nuevo Laredo
Due to its proximity to Social Security Admininstration offices in Laredo, TX, the Consulate does not have a Federal Benefits Unit.
People with questions contact the Laredo Social Security Admininstration offices or the Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.
nuevolaredo.usconsulate.gov /nuevolaredo/social_security.html   (101 words)

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