How Did Social Security Come to Be?

How Did Social Security Come to Be?

Did you ever wonder how Social Security came to be? Back in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt along with members of Congress passed a law known as the Social Security Act. The primary reason for creating the Social Security Act was to provide benefits for workers as they reached old-age and also to provide benefits for their families if the workers passed away.

The Social Security Act is really comprised of two parts. The first part covers workers who are older and is known as "Old-Age and Survivors Insurance" program. The second part is for those who are handicapped or injured and is known as the " Disability Insurance" program. There is also another program known as the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program which gives benefits to individuals that are aged, blind, and disabled whether or not they were part of the workforce. However, the SSI program is not supported by Social Security taxes.

If you are planning to apply for Social Security, know that you are not alone. Millions of Americans seek benefits for a variety of reasons. Should you need assistance with a Social Security matter, contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today to enlist help from an experienced Dallas Social Security attorney from our law office.

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