Social Security in the United States (OASDHI)

Stephen H. Gorin

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online February 2013 | | DOI:
Social Security in the United States (OASDHI)


Social Security is the fundamental social welfare program in the United States. Enacted in 1935 and amended several times, Social Security provides services and support to a wide range of individuals. This entry will focus on the background to, and the basic structure of, the act—Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program (OASDI)—and Medicare, which was enacted as Title XVIII of Social Security in 1965. It also includes an examination of the current status of the program and the often heated debate over the future of Social Security.

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Subjects: Social Work

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