Social Security

A federally-administered program that provides monthly benefits to eligible workers who are either disabled or age 62 and over, and certain family members.

More Common Terms

  • Administration on Aging (AoA) The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.
  • Care Manager A professional who coordinates appropriate social and medical services for those that are not able to fully care for themselves due to a disability or functional limitation. May also be referred to as a Case Manager. Often a nurse or social worker.
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.

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