Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

The average yearly Social Security benefit received by retired women is $12,012.

The average Social Security benefit for retired women was $1,001 per month, or $12,012 per year, in 2008 (latest available data). This was significantly lower than the average benefit for retired men of $1,299 per month, or $15,588 per year. Women have lower benefits because they typically have earned less and therefore contributed less to Social Security over the course of their working lives.

Latest News

Capping big pensions: How much is too much?

by Ed Mendel, Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA), April 04, 2012

Most Baby Boomers Will Work for Life

by Dave Bernard, U. S. News & World Report, October 21, 2011

Retirement at risk

by Eric Ruth, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), September 25, 2011