With the debt ceiling games being played again – by the people you elected, there is once again concern about Social Security payments.
Social Security is not part of general funding and does not impact debt.
If the government should default it would be catastrophic, but would not permanently affect Social Security benefits.
If there is a general shut down of government SS payments could be delayed.
The Social Security Trust is now redeeming its treasury bonds to pay benefits, if the government defaults – very unlikely – eventually the SS Trust will suffer.