Face the Facts: Think you know who gets Social Security? Think again.

Each day in the 100 days leading up to Election Day, the York Daily Record and Face the Facts USA will be partnering to bring you one exhaustively researched and vetted, non-partisan fact about a major issue facing our nation.

Fact: 36 percent of Social Security recipients are not senior retired workers, but children, the disabled, or spouses and survivors of workers. One of every six Americans receives a Social Security benefit today. The system pays out $43.7 billion a month to retirees themselves, $10.2 billion to the disabled and their dependents, $6.5 billion to survivors of deceased workers, and $1.8 billion to retiree spouses and children.

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