Many of us are receiving a check from Social Security, although some of them can be rather small. Here is a bit of history about one of the first recipients.
The first person to receive Social Security benefits was a lady by the name of Ida May Fuller, who retired in 1939 at the age of 65, and received her first check — for $22.54 — on January 31, 1940. Fuller had worked for three years under the Social Security system, so she had made some contributions to the overall fund, but only $24.75 worth. She came out ahead by the time she cashed her second benefits check — the second of very, very many. Fuller lived to be 100, passing away on January 31, 1975, thirty-five years to the day she received that $22.54. Her total lifetime Social Security benefits? $22,888.92.
Now that is one freaky story for sure! Someone actually coming out ahead of the Government for a change. Don't you agree?
Coffee inside this morning. The rain is back again!