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Caring for Caregivers in Retirement: Social Security Works for Direct Care Workers

July 1, 2012

This brief argues that Social Security is a critical source of income for direct care workers as they enter retirement age. The author contends that Social Security should be strengthened, not cut.

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Key Takeaways

While about 50% of workers have employer-provided retirement benefits, only about 25% of direct care workers do.
Social Security composes more than half of most beneficiaries' income.
Retired direct care workers need strengthened, not weakened, Social Security benefits.

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