Social Security Act

History Behind it

History of Social Security Act

On August 14th, 1935 The Act established a system of old age benefits for workers. January of 1935, President Roosevelt sent a message to congress asking for "social security" legislation. On August 15th the Act was put into a Law.

Facts about Social Security

Social Security is more than just a retirement program. it provides important life insurance and disability insurance protection as well. Social Security provides a guaranteed, progressive benefit that keeps up with increases in the cost of living.