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Women rely more heavily than men on income from Social Security. We're working to protect Social Security and improve benefits for vulnerable beneficiaries.

Highlights

Fact Sheet | Disability Insurance Is Vital to Women’s Economic Security

September 3, 2014

This fact sheets explains how the importance of Social Security Disability Insurance to women's economic security has increased as women's labor force participation has increased.

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Issue Briefs | Women and Social Security

April 16, 2014

Social Security benefits are especially important to women—and women’s average benefits are just $13,100 per year. The proposed cuts to Social Security are cuts that women and families cannot afford. Check out this this fact sheet to learn more key facts on the impact of Social Security on women and their families.

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Legal Briefs & Testimony | Testimony of Joan Entmacher Before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security

July 29, 2014

Invited testimony by Joan Entmacher explains that Social Security is the basis of retirement security for most Americans and should be protected and enhanced, not cut. The Social Security Administration needs adequate funding to ensure that Americans receive the benefits they have earned in full and on time.

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Fact Sheet | Making the Most of Your Retirement Income: Social Security Worker Benefits

May 9, 2014

This fact sheet provides information about some things to think about as you consider how and when you will claim Social Security benefits as a worker.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | Disability Insurance Is Vital to Women’s Economic Security

September 03, 2014

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Testimony of Joan Entmacher Before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security

July 29, 2014

Webinars & Presentations | When Should I Take Social Security?

May 15, 2014

Fact Sheet | Making the Most of Your Retirement Income: Savings

May 09, 2014