established contributory old age and survivor's pension

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Hello forum,

The Social Security Act of 1936 established contributory old age and survivor's pension, as well as a joint federal state program of unemployment insurance.


My question:

I can understand the structure "established a state program", but I feel puzzled about "established contributory old age" and "establish survivor's pension" . What is a "contributory old age"?


Many thanks!
 
  • Greyfriar

    Senior Member
    Hello forum,

    The Social Security Act of 1936 established contributory old age and survivor's pension, as well as a joint federal state program of unemployment insurance.


    My question:

    I can understand the structure "established a state program", but I feel puzzled about "established contributory old age" and "establish survivor's pension" . What is a "contributory old age"?


    Many thanks!
    Hello,

    A contributary old age pension is one which has to be paid into while the person is working. When the person retires they receive a pension based on the number of monetary contributions they have paid.

    We don't have a survivors' pension in the UK. Perhaps it is an American pension for war veterans.
     

    Myridon

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    English - US
    Survivors refers family members who continue to live after your death. If you are receiving a pension and die, your survivors may be eligible to continue receiving benefits which would then be a survivors' pension.
     
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