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Did You Know That

63.2 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2013.

5.5 million people were newly awarded Social Security benefits in 2013.

65% of aged beneficiaries received at least half of their income from Social Security in 2012.

55% of adult Social Security beneficiaries in 2013 were women.

53.5 was the average age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in 2013.

86% of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients received payments because of disability or blindness in 2013.

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