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Facts About Social Security

Social Security has become one of the most notable and important social programs in the United States. In many respects, Social Security is what defines America as a nation of united people, and a nation in which support is offered to those who are both deserving and in need. Although the Social Security disability process can appear foreign and overwhelming for many, it can be made easier by working with a Las Vegas Social Security disability representative from Disability Action Advocates.

At Disability Action Advocates, we do everything possible to guide clients through their unique legal journeys and to secure the resolutions and benefits they need. As part of this mission, we make it a point to educate our clients about their rights and the Social Security system. While we are prepared to immediately help those who reach out to our office for help and provide information that specifically relates to their case, we also understand the importance of providing some general information about Social Security.

Who runs Social Security?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for operating Social Security and programs such as disability, survivors insurance, and supplemental security income. These benefits are paid using public funds from taxes paid by people just like you.

When did Social Security begin?

Social Security began when the Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935.

When did Social Security start paying disability benefits?

Social Security disability benefits first began in 1956. The SSD program is one of the most essential forms of assistance provided to Americans with disabilities that prevent them from working and earning wages.

When did Social Security Income benefits begin?

Social Security Income benefits – or SSI – began in 1974. SSI is available to individuals who are age 65 or older, disabled, or blind and have limited income and resources.

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If you have questions about Social Security or your disability claim or appeal, you can find answers by speaking with one of our office's representatives. To request a FREE consultation, call (888) 421-8705.