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At 79, Social Security Still An Engine For Texas Economy

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Money & Work By Julia Castellano-Hoyt SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Frank Kormos remembers the dusty cemeteries of rural North Texas where he helped lay to rest poverty-stricken seniors during the Great Depression. “Before Social Security, there were people starving and they hardly had any place to live,” said Kormos. “They didn’t have retirement. That just didn’t exist. And when these folks passed, we would just go and dig graves for them in humble country cemeteries.” Raised on small farms, Kormos, now 99 and …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy In celebration of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement:  “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated.  Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers and their dependents, 6 million survivors of deceased workers (including children), and 11 million workers with disabilities and their dependents.                          “In addition to AARP’s …

Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy For 79 years now, Social Security has provided a foundation of income older Americans and their families can count on. Social Security’s guaranteed benefits are a rock-solid commitment to families in Wisconsin – and across the country. Americans earn Social Security’s guaranteed retirement benefits by making contributions out of every paycheck throughout their working lives. And, Social Security’s earned benefits help workers and their families when disability or death makes a paycheck disappear. AARP fights every day to make sure …

Honoring Frances Perkins – An Incredible New England Legacy

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

This month we celebrate the 79th anniversary of Social Security being signed into law. Since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, the program has helped millions of Americans and that number only continues to grow. Most Americans are aware of Social Security and likely know someone who benefits from it, but few know of the woman that was instrumental in the creation and passage of Social Security- Frances Perkins. Though Frances Perkins was born in …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Money & Work As Social Security remains important and wildly popular to millions, AARP offers tools and advocates for a strong program. WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated.  Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers and …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy   As Social Security remains important and wildly popular to millions, AARP offers tools and advocates for a strong program. WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated. Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers …