This Group Could Be Missing Out on Social Security Benefits

Social Security provides resources for various groups. Retirees, the disabled, and survivors all get funds from the program. But there’s another group that is often eligible — but often skipped over as well.

This woman was in the foster care system, and ran away from it at age 16. Now, a few decades later, she’s learning about the benefits she was entitled to but never received.

She isn’t the only one who was denied what was owed to her. How does this happen? States are responsible for allocating these benefits. But they often put the money into their own budgets. Even if some of it is used to fund foster care, it’s not applied correctly as intended.

How can this problem be fixed? After all, foster children should get the benefits this program intends for them to have. Share your thoughts on this issue.