Social Security’s Impact in Rural America
Those who doubt the impact of Social Security benefits on local economies should look to rural America, where 9.3 percent of total personal income in rural counties came from Social Security payments in 2009. That’s according to a study by the Center for Rural Strategies, as reported by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).
Social Security is particularly important to these rural communities because the money received from benefits is largely spent in the community.
Click here to read more and view a U.S. map breaking down the percent of total personal income from Social Security by county.