3.1.2 Social Security

Employees (U.S. Citizens) and Jackson State University are required to contribute toward Social Security (FICA & Medicare) benefits from the first day of employment.  Employees need not apply for this benefit or payroll deduction — the University deducts it automatically.  Both the employee’s and Jackson State University’s contribution rates are established by law and represent a percentage of earnings up to a maximum amount.
Social Security provides four basic benefit provisions consisting of retirement income, disability, death, and health care.  Eligibility varies among benefits, and entitlements are subject to individual circumstances.  For more information, please contact the nearest Social Security Office.