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What Is the Social Security Administration? | Social Security

Almost all working Americans eventually receive Social Security benefits. These funds are collected and distributed by the Social Security Administration, a federal agency that serves to fight poverty. The SSA’s programs pay benefits to almost 67 million people, including retirees, children, widows, widowers and those with disabilities.

As you manage your finances and prepare for retirement, it can be helpful to understand the workings of the SSA, including the following:

  • Introduction to the Social Security Administration.
  • History of the Social Security Administration.
  • Functions of the Social Security Administration.
  • How the Social Security Administration works.
  • Role of the Social Security Administration in the U.S. economy.
  • Challenges of the Social Security Administration.
  • The future of Social Security Administration.

Introduction to the Social Security Administration

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