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Quiz #8 - Answer


Answer: B: 1954.

On September 1, 1954 the law was amended to extend Social Security to more self-employed workers and to protect the benefit rights of disabled persons through a "disability freeze" provision. The disability freeze was a precursor to cash disability benefits, which were added to the program in 1956.

Eisenhower signing freeze bill
President Eisenhower signing the 1954 Amendments into law while on vacation at Byers Peak Ranch near Fraser, Colorado-- September 1, 1954. SSA History Archives.
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