Reducing Poverty for Latino Seniors

Issue Brief

The importance of Social Security to Latinos cannot be ignored: in 2004, 43% of older Hispanics who received Social Security relied on it as their sole source of income. This issue brief provides background on the Social Security Special Minimum Benefit, pending legislation and White House initiatives for reforming a minimum benefit, and the issues and challenges Latinos face for benefit adequacy within the Social Security system.


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