Social Service Administration

Courtney Gruber

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Established

-It was established August 14 , 1935

-part of FDR's New Deal with the signing of the Social Security Act of 1935

-The first one opened in Austin, Texas on October 14, 1936


Reason for Establish

- Established to administer Social Security and Insurance programs consisting of retirement, disability, and survival benefits


Responsibilities

- To ensure consistent and efficient treatment of Social Security beneficiaries

- Currently the largest social welfare program in the U.S.

- 37% of government expenditure

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Leader

- Current leader is Michael J. Astrue