Published: August, 2015

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935. As we celebrate Social Security’s 80th birthday, we look back at some of the milestones in the Academy’s research on the program’s coverage and track record, reflect on the state of the program now, and look ahead to what might be in store for Social Security’s future. Below, you’ll find a few of the Academy’s many resources highlighting milestones in the program’s history, policy proposals over the years, what Americans think about the program, and how to make the most of your own Social Security benefits. Happy 80th birthday, Social Security!





Social Security: It Pays to Wait

Social Security: Americans Agree

Social Security: Just the Facts

A Young Person’s
Guide to Social Security

Social Security’s
75th Anniversary

Tweet out your appreciation of Social Security using #SSA80th!

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