A monthly benefit paid by Social SecurityA federal program that provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. Most Social Security benefits are based on taxes that you paid on your wages while working. to people with limited income who are disabled, blind, or age 65 and older. These are not the same as Social Security retirement or disabilityAny condition of the body or mind that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities and interact with the world around them. benefits.