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Sources of Funds for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits
136.1 How are Social Security benefits funded?
To pay for Retirement, Survivors, Disability Insurance, and Hospital Insurance Benefits, taxes are collected from employers, employees, and the self-employed who are working in jobs and businesses covered by Social Security.
136.2 How are SSI payments funded?
SSI payments are paid from the general revenues of the U.S. and in States which supplement the Federal benefits from State funds.
Last Revised: Jun. 30, 2004
- Trust Funds Available For Benefits
- How are SSI benefits financed?
- How are hospital insurance benefits funded?
- Entitlement To Retirement, Survivors, And Disability Insurance Benefits
- What are Special Veterans Benefits?
- Windfall Offset
- Supplemental Security Income Benefits
- What is unearned income?
- What is other benefit income?
- Beneficiary Under Age 18
- How are prescription drug benefits funded?
- Benefits Not Transferable
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