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288,000

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Maryland | Money & Work That’s how many Marylanders were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, over 200,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus. Here is an infographic displaying quick facts on Social Security in Maryland (click on the image to enlarge):

Social Security Is a Financial Lifeline

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Money & Work | West Virginia Social Security keeps about 42 percent of West Virginians age 65 and older out of poverty, according to a new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute. About 57 percent of West Virginians age 65 and older rely on Social Security for at least half of their family income—and nearly 29 percent rely on Social Security for 90 percent of their family income. “With the costs of utilities, prescription drugs and groceries on the rise, many West Virginians are struggling …

1.1 million

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Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Uncategorized That’s how many Pennsylvanians were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 773,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

514,000

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Money & Work | New Jersey That’s how many New Jersey residents were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 365,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

509,000

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Indiana | Money & Work That’s how many Hoosiers were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, nearly 350,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

336,000

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Minnesota | Money & Work That’s how many Minnesotans were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 264,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.