When the govt decided to confiscate the people's gold back in 1933, they knew that they had to give something back in return (per basic contract law). They came up with Social Security as a solution. Loosely, the contract was 'you give us your gold and in return we will provide a fund that you and your progeny can draw from in time of need.'
From that point forward, every newborn child was given a birth certificate with his full name in all capital letters. That all-caps version of your name is a TRUST that was created for you by your parents and the govt. Later, it was assigned a number (SSN). Loosely, the unwritten contract was 'you give us control and taxation rights over your child and in return we will provide benefits for him.' The parents were grantors of the Trust. The child became the administrator and beneficiary of the Trust. The govt became the trustee and executor of the Trust. Every public servant in the united States has been sworn to serve and protect the Trust (you!).
Your Social Security taxes go to the Social Security Trust Fund. (See that recurring word 'Trust' again?) The Social Security Trust Fund is the pool of money allocated for the beneficiaries of the Trust (anyone with a US birth certificate and Social Security Number).
I verified this Birth Certificate/Trust arrangement in a certified letter to the Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan. By her refusal to deny the arrangement, she has enabled me to record a court affidavit stating it as fact by default and it will stand up in any court of law as fact.
Legally, by creating your Trust, naming you as beneficiary of the Trust, and accepting your payments into the Trust Fund, the govt is responsible for all of your basic needs to keep you (the Tust) alive and protected. This would include your safety, food, clothing, shelter, medical care and burial. Your Trust can also be used to pay for charges made against it such as statutory fines and penalties - and you won't even have to step foot in a courtroom if you know what you're doing!
Don't take my word for it, educate yourself on Trust Law. Here is a link to get you started: http://www.thecrowhouse.com/deanclifford.html
Keep in mind that Trust Law is the same in the US, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The names of the Funds differ but the principles are the same.
Know thyself...you are NOT your name. You are a flesh and blood living being and your name is a legal fiction. Use this information to your advantage and beat them at their own game.