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  2. Social Security Act - Wikipedia

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    The Social Security Act of 1935 is a law enacted by the 74th United States Congress and signed into law by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The law created the Social Security program as well as insurance against unemployment. The law was part of Roosevelt's New Deal domestic program.

  3. Social Security (United States) - Wikipedia

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    In the United States, Social Security is the commonly used term for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance ( OASDI) program and is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). [1] The Social Security Act was passed in 1935, [2] and the existing version of the Act, as amended, [3] encompasses several social welfare ...

  4. History of Social Security in the United States - Wikipedia

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    The American social security system (1949) comprehensive old overview. Burns, Eveline M. Toward Social Security: An Explanation of the Social Security Act and a Survey of the Larger Issues (1936) online; Davies, Gareth, and Martha Derthick. "Race and social welfare policy: The Social Security Act of 1935." Political Science Quarterly 112.2 ...

  5. Social Security: Understanding the Basics - AOL

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    That all changed in 1935 when Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. The result of decades of progressive activism by labor leaders and social welfare advocates, the legislation provided:

  6. Social Security Administration - Wikipedia

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    The United States Social Security Administration ( SSA) [2] is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability and survivor benefits. To qualify for most of these benefits, most workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; the claimant ...

  7. What Happened to Social Security Under Each President - AOL

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    John F. Kennedy. In 1961, JFK amended Social Security to allow workers to opt for early retirement at age 62 -- but only men. The amendments also increased the minimum monthly benefit and the ...

  8. Federal Insurance Contributions Act - Wikipedia

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    The Federal Insurance Contributions Act is a tax mechanism codified in Title 26, Subtitle C, Chapter 21 of the United States Code. [3] Social security benefits include old-age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI); Medicare provides hospital insurance benefits for the elderly. The amount that one pays in payroll taxes throughout one's ...