Social Security is 75 Years Old

August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

This month Social Security celebrates it 75th birthday.  Most of us are too young to have personally witnessed the profound change the program has made in the lives of senior citizens and disabled persons.  In 1935, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, it was common for the elderly and the disabled to be poverty stricken because they had no means of supporting themselves.  They were often forced to live in facility settings or with family or other care providers who were burdened with the responsibility of caring for the disabled person, whether they were qualified to do so or not. « Read the rest of this entry »

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