Social security was originally enacted in 1935 in response to the Great Depression. In addition to retirement benefits, it offered unemployment insurance, and assistance for dependents and the blind (now disability in general). In 1965, medical benefits were added through Medicare legislation and in 2003, prescription drug benefits were added.
In 1985, I sold the shop and started collecting Social Security; in 1987, after forty years in the classroom, Ruth did the same.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
And to pay into Social Security.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
He walks to our truck and comes back with passports, birth certificates, social security cards, checkbooks, credit cards and bank cards, and drops them on the ground.
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
She was glad, she said, because she was afraid if they locked him up she might lose some of her Social Security benefits.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
"I take it Mom and Dad aren’t exactly ready for Social Security."
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
A passport or Social Security card would do.
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
Curiously enough, Edna did not receive her Social Security check for Five months after the boycott.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
Ever since Apa had to go four times to clear up some mistake with Joon’s Social Security number, he has become paranoid that people are trying to trick him.
An Na -- A Step from Heaven
He’ll need your name and Social Security number.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Cindy handed her a piece of paper with Jenks’s Social Security number on it.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
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How nobody gets paid they Social Security.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
Lourdes’s brother has a friend in Los Angeles who helps Lourdes get a fake Social Security card and a job.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
Social Security number.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Curiously, when McCandless applied for the McDonald’s job, he presented himself as Chris McCandless, not as Alex, and gave his employers his real Social Security number.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
She had to provide for us, and she was helping out her parents, who were living off two small pensions and their small monthly Social Security check.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
It was enough that I, a proven citizen with a Social Security card, was willing to swear on pain of I-don’t-know-what (and sign documents to that effect) that they were all who they said they were.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Bean Trees
Then I found this bill right in with all the jewelry and junk and her Social Security card, and that’s when I knew Conchetta Pignati was not in California.
Paul Zindel -- The Pigman
Social Security cards.
Robert Cormier -- I Am the Cheese
Okay, a rock star with fans who collected Social Security checks, but as far as she could tell, he seemed both flattered and flustered by the unexpected attention.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
And when we move into town, Papa says, that name makes gettin’ that Social Security card a lot easier.
Ken Kesey -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
I know what you’re thinking: Did I try our birthdays or our Social Security numbers?
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
A letter arrived that same week from the Social Security Administration stating that, under the provisions of the Old Age and Survivors Insurance Act Of 1935, she would receive monthly support for herself and her dependent children until they reached the age of eighteen, and a burial allowance of $250.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
The facility was notoriously expensive, but because my dad had a government pension, Social Security, Medicare, and private insurance to boot (I could imagine him signing, on the insurance salesman’s dotted line years before without really understanding what he was paying for), I was assured that the only cost would be emotional.
Nicholas Sparks -- Dear John
If you had a problem with the Social Security Administration, John would help you with that.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
Mrs. Connors next to the dry cleaners had told him to come back at the end of the month when her Social Security check came from the government but he didn’t have the heart to tell her that it would probably be too late by then.
Robert Cormier -- The Chocolate War
Maybe you can pull up a Social Security number and driver’s license number, as well as references.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Guardian
He states his name, birthdate, and Social Security number.
Amy Tan -- The Bonesetter’s Daughter
For food you have Social Security.
Maxine Hong Kingston -- The Woman Warrior
No Social Security card, no driver’s license, no address, no living will, no job, no lawn to mow, no phone call to return, no retirement to plan for and no rules except his own.
Steve Lopez -- The Soloist
They have two teenage children and live on Social Security payments.
Eric Schlosser -- Fast Food Nation
Social Security just got solvent overnight.
John Ringo -- Live Free or Die
She obtained a Social Security card under the name Judy Grant and took a job in a grocery.
Russell Baker -- Growing Up
The Social Security Select Committee is releasing its report at five o’clock.
Sophie Kinsella -- Confessoins of a Shopaholic
They talking about cutting welfare, cutting Social Security, and anything else that makes life a little easy.
Walter Dean Myers -- Monster
Instead of merely listing the name of each dependent child, tax filers were now required to provide a Social Security number.
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner -- Freakonomics
It’s not the third of the month when the Social Security checks come or the time for whatever check comes on the first.
Dori Sanders -- Clover
"To get a Social Security card," the man explained patiently, "you need to have a birth certificate."
Michael Lewis -- The Blind Side
He was handed a stack of forms containing a host of questions that seemed to have nothing to do with infectious diseases: birth date, Social Security number, grade school achievements, shoe size.
Ted Dekker -- Black: The Birth of Evil
I believe in the politics that wrote the GI Bill, that passed the Marshall Plan to rebuild a war-devastated Europe, that saved the Great Lakes, and that through Social Security took want and terror out of old age.
Jay Allison, et al. -- This I Believe
He worked hard in school and earned a full scholarship to a well-known college in Boston, but just as he was about to start school, the scholarship offer was taken back because the young man didn’t have a Social Security number.
Gaby Rodriguez -- The Pregnancy Project
It contained her new driver’s license, social security card, work permit, and all the cash she possessed.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
No one could prove he was lying since he’d been born on the home-house floor and didn’t have a birth certificate or social security card.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Five hundred dollars, his driver’s license, phone numbers on slips of paper, social security card, airline ticket stub, cleaners receipts.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
The name was followed by a social security number, neatly printed on the cover.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
She was a fifty-four-year-old widow living off a small pension and social security with five kids still left to raise.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
"Are we talking birth certificates, death certificates, drivers’ licenses, passports, social security cards… ?"
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
I had even gone to the social security office the month before to get my social security number.
Sandra Cisneros -- The House on Mango Street
In her wallet will remain her Massachusetts driver’s license, her social security card.
Jhumpa Lahiri -- The Namesake
Clyde was arrested by the very definite sense of social security and ease that seemed to reside in everybody.
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
He asked for her social security number and telephone number.