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Social Security Prevents Poverty for 120,000 of West Virginia Elderly

According to the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , many of West Virginia’s elderly would be living in poverty, if not for Social Security. According our recent report, about 30 percent of West Virginia seniors rely solely on Social Security in retirement.

 
 
What’s particularly surprising is the significant number of children who receive social security benefits in West Virginia. 
 
 
CBPP estimates that Social Security lifts more than one million children out of poverty nationwide, along with 13.2 million elderly Americans.

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