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Social Security Act of 1935

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high
Individual Author: 
U.S. Congress
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Place Published: 
Washington, DC
Published Date: 
1935
Published Date (Date): 
Wednesday, August 14, 1935
Published Date (Text): 
1935
Year: 
1935
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Abstract: 

This statute established the U.S. Social Security system.  It provided benefits to the disabled and unemployed and included titles relating to social supports for the elderly, the blind, women and children, as well as established the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. 

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