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Social Security: Often a Vital Lifeline for Women and Minorities Skip to content

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Social Security: A Lifeline for Older Women and Minorities

Social Security provides older Americans an important source of reliable income during retirement, especially women and minorities, who have less access to income from other sources. Focusing on people 65 and over, this Fact Sheet demonstrates that minorities are less likely to have diverse income sources, and minority women rely more heavily on Social Security than do other groups.


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