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Social Security Keeps Americans of All Ages Out of Poverty: State-Level Estimates, 2011-2013

Summary of Publication

Social Security benefits are a lifeline for many Americans, keeping them and their families out of poverty. In 2013, Social Security kept over 22 million Americans out of poverty, including over a million children (under age 18), over 6 million adults (between the ages of 18 and 64), and nearly 15 million people ages 65 and older.

Read the full report: Social Security Keeps Americans of All Ages out of Poverty: State-Level Estimates, 2011-2013 (PDF)

See also:

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Social Security: A Key Retirement Resource for Women

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