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Think you know who gets social security? Think again [INFOGRAPHIC]

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.