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Sunday, July 13, 2014
In this Aug. 5, 2010 photo, Paul Skidmore, with his cat Spotty, sit at his home in Finksburg, Md. Skidmore's office is shuttered, his job gone, his 18-month job search fruitless and his unemployment benefits exhausted. So at 63, he plans to file this week for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned. Social Security is facing its first-ever shortfall this year as a wave of people like Skidmore opt to collect payments before their full retirement age. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)