Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"Social Security was created when Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on Aug. 14, 1935 to provide a social insurance system based on the idea that, if workers pool a portion of their wages, they would be able to protect each other and their families against catastrophic wage loss due to death, disability or retirement. Through this national benefits program, Social Security makes available a basic level of monthly income to those workers who have paid into the system. Of 2009 Social Security benefits, 69% was for retired workers and their dependents, 18% was for disabled workers and their dependents, and 13% was for the survivors of deceased workers."
"Background: Should Social Security Be Privatized," socialsecurity.procon.org (accessed July 28, 2010)
"Deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public."
"About the Social Security Administration," www.ssa.gov (accessed July 28, 2010)
US federal government agency
Not membership or subscription based
$612 billion (2008)
Michael J. Astrue, JD, Commissioner
# of Offices:
10 regional offices, 6 processing centers, and approximately 1,300 field offices (Headquarters in Baltimore, MD)