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Seal of the United States Social Security Admi...

Seal of the United States Social Security Administration. It appears on Social Security cards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Threats of government shutdown foster nationwide concern over which federal programs would be affected. Although several activities would ultimately come to a standstill during the shutdown period, many were thankful to hear social security would function as usual.

Established in the 1930s as a safeguard for seniors during the Great Depression, social security now offers coverage for those unable to gain employment due to disability. The program is the largest of several federal initiatives to provide assistance for people with disabilities.