President Roosevelt knew that the cornerstone of his administration would offer security, but he also understood that Social Security would need to evolve as new changes challenged the nation.
Today, Social Security is much more than just a retirement program. We provide benefits to disabled individuals and their families. We provide survivors benefits to widows, widowers and the minor children of deceased workers. We provide Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to aged and disabled people who have low income and resources. We provide work incentives to help people work.
We even provide Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs. In so many ways, Social Security benefits America.
Learn more about Social Security’s rich history at www.socialsecurity.gov/history. Become a part of Social Security’s history by doing business with us online at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices.