Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

55% of people 65 or older rely on Social Security for half or more of their income.

As the share of workers covered by secure pensions has shrunk, Social Security is more important than ever to Americans’ retirement security. More than half (54.8 percent) of people age 65 or older receive half or more of their income from Social Security, and 15.4 percent have no other source of income.

Source: Social Security Administration, “Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2008,” April 2010, Table 9.B1.  

Latest News

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by Eric Ruth, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), September 25, 2011