For 6 in 10 seniors, Social Security provides the majority of their income. Yet, the benefits are modest. The average Social Security benefit for a retiree is just $14,000 a year.
Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Early Pomeroy, July 15, 2010 
You should have the peace of mind of knowing that after meeting your responsibilities and paying into the system all your lives, you’ll get the benefits you deserve.