Before the day

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Portrays conditions leading to the establishment of the Social Security System and explains the subsequent changes in the law that have extended coverage to nearly all persons in the United States. Early conditions in the U.S. permitted persons to move westward during a depression, thereby caring for themselves, their families, and their own aged. Urbanization and industrialization eliminated most of these opportunities and as a result Congress met this need by establishing social security. The eligibility requirements are summarized through presenting a number of cases of persons receiving benefits. Shows the necessity of continued welfare aid to those not eligible for Social Security.
U.S. Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare; Indiana University. Audio-Visual Center; Social Security Administration; Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance
Educational; Historical; Social problem
Social security--History ; Public welfare ; Social service
IU Audio-Visual Center
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:27:19); 16mm
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Copyright Date: 1960
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003271691; Other: GR00402638; MDPI Barcode: 40000003271691

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