What Is Social Security?
In This Chapter
- What Social Security is and why it was created
- How Social Security is funded, and who controls it
- How to find out if you’re eligible
- An introduction to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- The role Social Security plays in our lives
If you ask people on the street to define Social Security, you’re apt to get a variety of answers, depending on the age of the person being asked.
A typical teenager might say, “Social Security, isn’t that protection so my Facebook account doesn’t get hacked?”
Someone just joining the workforce might say, “Isn’t that the number I have to put on my employment ...