The elderly rely heavily on Social Security

Households of people ages 65 to 74 derive 54% of their income from Social Security while those ages 85 and older got 66% from that source, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Above, Teresa Colio leads a protest at the Social Security Administration office in Los Angeles.

( Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / February 20, 2013 )

Households of people ages 65 to 74 derive 54% of their income from Social Security while those ages 85 and older got 66% from that source, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Above, Teresa Colio leads a protest at the Social Security Administration office in Los Angeles.

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