August 06, 2012
Retirees benefit the most from Social Security, but plenty of younger Americans benefit, too.
Thirty-six percent of Social Security recipients are not retired workers, but children, the disabled, or spouses and survivors of workers. Almost one of every six Americans receives a Social Security benefit today.
To see who benefits, how much they get and how much it matters to them, click above to see todays infographic in full. Then explore a roundup of opinions below in "What do others say?" and add your view.
US Social Security Administration: "Annual benefits paid from the OASI Trust Fund, by type of benefit, calendar years 1937-2011"
What Do Others Say: