Quick facts about why Social Security is vital to Washington women and families

Via the National Women's Law Center: Social Security is a family insurance plan that provides retirement benefits and life and disability insurance to Washington’s working families. About 1 in 6 residents – about 1,046,200 people – receives disability, survivor, and/or retirement benefits from Social Security. 93 percent of residents 65 and older receive Social Security …

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Why Social Security is important to children

From the Alliance for Retired Americans: Social Security provides vital life and disability insurance protection for millions of citizens, especially children and their families. About 6 million children under age 18, or nearly 9% of all children in the United States, benefit from Social Security as dependents of workers who have died or become disabled …

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