Americans will receive Social Security benefits in 2010.
Total paid out to Social Security beneficiaries in 2010.
Average monthly Social Security payment.
of recipients count Social Security as their primary source of income.
of older Americans were kept out of poverty in 2007 thanks to Social Security.
The year Social Security reserves are expected to be depleted.
of employer and employee wages are taxed (up to $106,800) to fund Social Security. The self-employed pay 12.4 percent.
Sources:Social Security Administration | AARP | Associated Press
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