Social Security Program Turned 84 On August 14

These days, all of us take the Social Security program for granted. For many, it is a mainstay of income in retirement years, and for others, it has been an indispensable resource when someone becomes disabled. This past year, more than 63 million people received Social Security benefits, and the number of people who will become eligible in the next few years is expected to increase.

August 14, 1935 was the date Franklin Roosevelt signed the legislation creating the Social Security Administration, which makes this date its 84th birthday.

For additional information about the viability of the current program, and how it might be improved to match the realities of today’s changing economy, check out a recent story published by Forbes Magazine at the following link:


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