Social Security turned 75 last month, and many facets of this huge institution are not widely known. Here are seven things you should know about Social Security, according to an article by U.S. News and World Report reporter Emily Brandon.
1. It's not only a retirement program. Disability benefits and payments for a beneficiary's spouse and children were added to the program. Annual mailings to all workers age 25 and older include an estimated amount you would be paid if you become disabled and how much your spouse and children would receive if you should pass away.