I have had SS income since 1995.. could not survive without it, on just my pension!
Indeed, that warning is a hoax! There are many versions that will trick you into spreading the hoax, or possibly linking to a viral site!
Truth is, newer retirees will have to work longer before being eligible for SS allotments.. retiring beyond age 75. The taxable amount has risen consistently every year, and now is above a $110,000.00 maximum. http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/COLA/cbb.html
One main problem with SS benefits is that the politicians want to "cut into" the account for their pet projects.. and thus the rumors start that seniors dependent on that income will loose benefits.
Only certain fields of SS are available to those who did not contribute.. mainly for disabilities. Social Security Eligibility
If the politicians (Senators, Representatives, et al) were to enroll in the plans for retirement that the "common" people use, then watch how fast the problems would be resolved! Same for Medicare and Medicaid!
Whatever happened to the "Of the People, By the People, For the People" oath?
F@H.. to solve mankind's maladies.. in our lifetimes!