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Social Security Administration

The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits. To qualify for most of these benefits, most workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; the claimant's benefits are based on the wage earner's contributions. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Social Security Administration has hosted 7 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1935 Vignette. Most appearances with Donna E. Shalala (2), Shirley Chater (2). Most common tag: Social Security.

Recent Programs

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    Social Security Act Signing

    This clip is from a 1952 Social Security Administration film promoting Social Security and shows President Franklin…

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    1952 Film Your Social Security

    This 1952 film explained how the Social Security system works, including how to enroll in the program and how IBM punch card…

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    Social Security Reform

    Federal Reserve Board Governor Edward Gramlich spoke about the future of Social Security and responded to audience questions.

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    Medicare and Social Security Annual Report

    Administration officials briefed reporters on the annual report of the trustees of Medicare and Social Security. They said that…

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