Social Securities Administration
Why It Was Created & Who Founded It
How it Worked
The SSA is responsible for distributing retirement benefits and disability payments to Americans. The administration implements two main programs. The largest is the Old-Age, Survivors Disability, and Insurance, which is commonly referred to as Social Security. This program provides the funds to more than 54 million Americans who are age 65 or older. The other program, Supplemental Income, provides financial support to more than 8.1 million Americans who are aged, blind, or disabled adults and to children with limited income and resources. The Social Securities Administration is still around today.