Social Insurance Programs for Older Adults


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Who can receive Social Security benefits today?

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1. What is the primary way that Social Security is funded?

2. Which of the following was a factor that led to the passage of the Social Security Act?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Social Security Act of 1935. You'll need to know about the establishment of the act as well as how it operates and who it benefits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall:

  • The term for a government program designed to protect individuals from economic risks
  • Recipients of Social Security benefits
  • A factor that led to the passage of the Social Security Act
  • How Social Security is funded
  • Facts about the Social Security Act

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding factors that led to the establishment of the Social Security Act and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about social security benefits and funding from the related lesson on the Social Security Act
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding facts about Social Security in the past and today

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the corresponding lesson titled Social Insurance Programs for Older Adults. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the economic effect of the Great Depression
  • Learn how urbanization trends led to the separation of older adults from their families
  • Define a social insurance program
  • Understand how the Social Security Act of 1935 was established to meet the needs of older adults, those with disabilities, the unemployed, and their dependents
  • Identify the major focuses of the Social Security Act and how Social Security is used today