Social Security: Supporting our youth, protecting our future

By Marian Lark

Special to The SUN

Social Security serves a person for life — from birth to death and even beyond, by helping to care for surviving dependents. When a parent becomes disabled or dies, Social Security benefits help to stabilize the family’s financial future in an otherwise turbulent time. And it pays benefits to adults and children.

In July, the world celebrates World Youth Day. Social Security is no stranger to helping children in need. Every year, about 4.4 million children receive monthly benefits because one or both of their parents are disabled, retired or deceased. Those benefits help with their day-to-day needs.

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