The State of Florida is widely known as a place with a high population of senior citizens. Given its year-round warm temperatures, many retirees and choose to make Florida either their permanent or seasonal homes. Consequently, Florida leads the nation in terms of elderly citizens with nearly one-fifth of its population being age 65 or older.
Although Social Security is the primary income for many senior citizens, one does not have to be 65 years-old or retired to qualify for Social Security benefits. This is reflected in statistics that reveal that only 33% of Florida’s senior population receives Social Security, while 20% of its overall population does receive some form of Social Security Benefits. If you are not familiar with Social Security you are probably wondering how this could be possible.