Happy 78th Birthday Social Security!

August 14, 1935 marked the beginning of the Social Security Administration. With Social Security's recent 78th birthday, it is important to reflect on how vital of a lifeline Social Security is for America's retired, widows, dependents of deceased, and the disabled. Over 62 million Americans rely on a Social Security payment every month. While Social Security provides the much needed financial support for many Americans, it is not a program that the disabled get rich from. The average monthly Disability Insurance Benefits check is $1,129.44. It is important that Congress and the President do not make any cuts to this vital lifeline for Americans.

Sean D. Cuddigan
SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska
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