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Social Security Marks Anniversary

The Social Security Act was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt 78 years ago this week, and provides benefits to retired and disabled people. Sarah Jennings, state director of AARP-South Dakota, says the program is still financially sound.

Jennings says Social Security is very important to everyone in the state.

Jennings says when she talks to young people; she tries to reassure them that Social Security will still be a viable program well into the future. But, she says that doesn’t mean there should not be a serious debate about the program’s future.┬áNationally as of December 2012, approximately 18.1 percent of the United States population receives a monthly SSA benefit of some type. About 19.1 percent in South Dakota receive benefits.

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