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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Youth benefit from Social Security more than they think

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

A recent survey showed young people wondered if Social Security would be around for their retirement. Today 4.3 million children receive survivor's benefits from a deceased parent's Social Security account. When today's young people get their Social Security number, if they die, their spouse, children and maybe their parents will receive survivors payments.

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