ssa_logoINFORMATION ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security is a program through which more than 90 percent of working Americans are building protection for themselves and their families against the reduction of income that comes with retirement, disability, or death.

The basic concept for Social Security is simple. During working years, employees, their employers and self-employed people pay Social Security taxes into the system; and upon retirement, disability, or death, Social Security benefits are paid from these funds.

Social Security also administers a program called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which is financed through general revenues, not the Social Security trust funds.  SSI makes monthly benefits to people who are aged, blind or disabled and in financial need.

There are nearly 1,300 Social Security field offices located nationwide, 68 in the Boston Region.

EMPLOYMENT POLICY: Social Security is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.