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Definition of Social Security Administration

Since 1994, the Social Security Administration has operated as a wholly independent governmental agency. Created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of his New Deal program with the signing of the Social Security Act of 1935, the SSA now administers several governmental programs including disability benefits and retirement and survivors' benefits.

As with most social programs, the SSA programs and workers it serves has skyrocketed. The SSA now has 1,400 nationwide offices, including regional offices, card centers, processing centers, field offices, hearing offices and Appeals Council offices.

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income programs have also exploded in numbers. Last year alone, more than 3 million workers applied for SSDI or SSI benefits. Claimants may call the SSA or visit their website at for more information about all of their programs.

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