Idiot's Guides: Social Security, 1st Edition

  • Fred Yager
  • Jan Yager
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  • ISBN-10: 1615647430
  • ISBN-13: 9781615647439
  • DDC: 368.430097
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This title provides clear explanations of the history of the program, the traditional age requirement, disability and survivor benefits, and the future of Social Security. A decision tree helps recipients maximize benefits based on such factors as how and when benefits are filed, future plans, and marital status.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Publisher Note.
Title Page.
Dedication Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Welcome to Social Security.
2: What is Social Security?.
3: Protecting Your Number and Card.
4: How Social Security Works.
5: Qualifying and Calculating Your Benefits.
6: Filing for Social Security.
7: Record Keeping.
8: When to File.
9: Filing for Benefits Before Reaching Full Retirement Age.
10: Filing at Full Retirement Age or Beyond.
11: Benefits for All.
12: Applying for Disability Benefits.
13: Filing an Appeal with Social Security.
14: Special Circumstances.
15: Family Benefits.
16: Medicare.
17: Medicaid: Medical Assistance for the Financially Challenged.
18: Living with Social Security.
19: Taxes and Social Security.
20: Making the Most of Social Security.
21: Remaining in, or Returning to, the Workforce.
22: Safeguarding Your Future.
23: How will You Spend the Rest of Your Life?.
24: What the Future Holds for Social Security.
25: Taking Control of Your Financial Future.
Social Security Decision Tree.
About the Authors.