5.9.4.2.2 Social Security Coverage for Permanent Deacons

1. “To provide for their own upkeep, every permanent deacon is obliged to satisfy the legal requirements for Social Security benefits or a comparable program.” [1]



[1] USCCB, National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States (2004) nn. 17; 95. Available at USCCB website. [Hereafter NDPD.]


Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor