Friday, July 09, 2010

New Resource: Social Security, Children and Families

"When I was 14, my dad passed away. I was a freshman in high school. Social Security Survivors Benefits helped us with bills, food, our house, and my education."
-Maureen Sullivan, Wilmington, DE

Social Security benefits children. Six and a half million children in the United States receive part of their family income from Social Security.

Despite the unparalleled success of Social Security as a children's program, some lawmakers and pundits are arguing for cuts to Social Security in the name of children and grandchildren. In reality, slashing Social Security would hurt economic security for children everywhere.

Generations United's new fact sheet includes

- descriptions of how Social Security benefits children
- stories from real-life Social Security beneficiaries
- an easy-to-read chart on the five main ways Social Security helps children.

Download the PDF fact sheet today!

Please spread this through your networks. If you have questions about the fact sheet, email Senior Public Policy Analyst Terence Kane at

We have also developed a list of simple ways for you and your organization to help with the strategic circulation of up-to-date information on the Social Security debate. Complete this quick form (PDF) and return to by July 30th, 2010 to raise awareness about the importance of Social Security for children and families.

Photo by Angela Skali, Kansas City, MO

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