Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
THE ORIGINAL Social Security Act of 1935 provided for several types of assistance, including old age· insurance for industrial workers. In 1939, this program was broadened to provide benefits for dependents and survivors. In 1950 some farm workers and domestic employees 3:nd many nonfarm self-employed persons were made eligible for this insurance. Beginning January 1, 1955, self-employed farmers and additional hired farm workers were included in this insurance program.
Peterson, Everett and Hill, Elton, "Farm Families and Social Security" (1955). SDSU Extension Circulars. 679.