General Social Security Articles
The U.S. Social Security Administration funds Social Security retirement, disability, and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Access to benefits and the benefits amounts depend on the various eligibility factors.
A representative payee is a person who has been chosen by the Social Security Administration to receive a Social Security or Supplemental Security Income check on behalf of another person.
This article discusses issues involving Social Security benefits, SSI and the prison population.
Divorced spouses may be entitled to one half the wage earner's "full benefit" amount. The full benefit amount is based on the wage earner's work history.
Social Security benefits may be available to people who cannot work due to a medical condition that's expected to last at least one year or result in death.