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?

58% of older women rely on Social Security for more than half of their incomes.

Nearly six in ten (58.3 percent) of women age 65 or older receiving Social Security benefits relied on these benefits for half or more of their income in 2008, compared to just over half (50.3 percent) of older male beneficiaries. Older African-American and Hispanic women are especially reliant on Social Security, with almost three in ten (29.2 percent and 28.0 percent respectively) having no other source of income in retirement, almost double the share of white women (16.6 percent). These statistics are from the Social Security Administration.

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