Thank goodness for Social Security. We have two small pensions and the bulk of our income, roughly 83%, is from Social Security. Without it, we would living in utter poverty as many seniors did before FDR started the program. One of our pensions originates in Canada and it fluctuates with the exchange rate; right now the US $ is up and the Canadian $ is down. My sister was born with cerebral palsy and has received disability payments since age 18. It is her only source of income. When the GOP play games with Social Security disability payments, it creates additional stress in her life.