11/25/2013 – Nine surprising Social Security statistics (USA Today)

We’re all familiar with Social Security — with what it is and how it might help us in retirement. But there’s still a lot we don’t know about it, some of which is important and some simply interesting.

A great place to find data on the program is from the horse’s mouth — the website of the Social Security Administration, or SSA. Its 2013 “Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security” document, for example, tell us:

In 2012, 61.9 million people received benefits from the SSA. (That’s about 20% of the entire U.S. population.)

Read the full article at USA Today.