Social Security Turns 80 Years Old!Posted August 25, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® A major milestone for the Social Security Administration occurred on August 14, 2015. That date marked the 80th year that the Social Security program has been in place. Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin addressed the milestone in a message that included the now historic words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the signing of the Social Security Act into law. President Roosevelt stated:
Today, a hope of many years standing is in large part fulfilled….We have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.
As a firm that primarily assists disabled workers with filing for Social Security benefits, we see the positive effects of this program daily. Social Security benefits often allow the disabled and the aged to live independently. A recent survey by AARP revealed that 80% of people surveyed plan to rely on Social Security in a substantial way as a core part of their retirement. 66% of people surveyed stated that they believe in the importance of Social Security as a crucial government program. It is clear from this survey that Social Security benefits are still a very important program to most families.
Sources: Social Security Turns 80, Loved by Americans of All Ages, by Josh Rosenblum, see the fully survey results at http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/press-center/info-08-2015/social-security-turns-eighty.html; See Acting Commissioner Colvin’s full message at http://www.ssa.gov/80thanniversary/
By: Thomas A. Klint of Premier Disability Services, LLC®