Secondary Benefits Available because of family relationship to an insured worker. Current spouses, surviving spouses, and former spouses Spouse benefits carried conditions in addition to marital relationship. In 1965, Congress extended benefits to f
Introduction - The Field
1. Social Security in what sense?
Social security as in "social welfare expenditures" - i.e. social insurance plus need-tested public benefits totaled over $1.5 trillion in fiscal 1995 (over 20% of gross domestic product) o I
Viewing Social Security's history - Chronologically
1. 1934-48: The Foundation Years a. 1934-35 - The threat and strategies i. Serious constitutional questions ii. Unemployment compensation 1. Some states already had this set up 2. Proposed federal p
Background: At the Point of Application 1. Context a. Primary benefits i. OAI ii. DI b. Deals with some important parameters and issues that operate across benefit types c. In later units i. Family relationship questions and other matters distinctive
January 7, 2007 I. Background - Key terms, acronyms, and abbreviations Aim of this presentation is to introduce the core vocabulary of social security 1. Insured Status a. Social security, initially OAI, then OASI, and eventually OASDI, has been cons