Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits

Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits

by Joseph Matthews Attorney

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Your complete guide to Social Security retirement and medical benefits.

The rules for claiming Social Security benefits are changing. Find out if you can still choose between your own benefits and spousal benefits. Learn this and more with Social Security, Medicare&Government Pensions--completely updated for 2018.

  • Social Security benefits. Social Security benefits. Figure out how to get retirement, disability, dependents and survivors benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Decide whether it’s best to claim benefits early, at full retirement age, or not until you turn 70—and how to time your claims so you and your spouse get the best benefits.

  • Medicare&Medicaid. Learn how to qualify for and enroll in both programs, including Medicare Part D drug coverage.

  • Medigap insurance&Medicare Advantage plans. Compare Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, and choose what’s best for you.

  • Government pensions&veterans benefits. Discover when and how to claim the benefits you have earned.

    What’s New in 2018?
    • New Medicare cards coming to you in 2018
    • How unpaid student loan debt can reduce your benefits
    • New ABLE savings accounts for people with disabilities, and
    • New Medicare costs and Social Security amounts for 2018.

    Whether you’re looking for yourself or helping a parent, you’ll find valuable information here to help get the benefits you’ve earned.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781413325881
    Publisher: NOLO
    Publication date: 02/28/2019
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 496
    Sales rank: 269,426
    File size: 8 MB

    About the Author

    Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971. In the early years of his legal career, he taught at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley. He has for many years been involved in matters relating to seniors, and is the author of Social Security, Medicare&Government Pensions and Long Term Care: How to Plan&Pay for It, as well as How to Win Your Personal injury Claim.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction Your Social Security, Medicare&Government Pensions Companion 1. Social Security: The Basics 2. Social Security Retirement Benefits 3. Social Security Disability Benefits 4. Social Security Dependents Benefits 5. Social Security Survivors Benefits 6. When to Claim Social Security Benefits, and Which One to Claim 7. Supplemental Security Income 8. Applying for Benefits 9. Appealing a Social Security Decision 10. Federal Civil Service Retirement Benefits 11. Veterans Benefits 12. Medicare 13. Medicare Procedures: Enrollment, Claims, and Appeals 14. Medigap Insurance 15. Medicare Part C: Medicare Advantage Plans 16. Medicaid and State Supplements to Medicare Index

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    Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
    jete More than 1 year ago
    The book is thorough and provides up to date information.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    "The horrendous cost of medical care and medical insurance, coupled with the lack of a comprehensive health plan available to all, has rightfully been termed a national disgrace." Page 225 Roadblocks are caused by "heavily bankrolled corporate interests--pharmaceutical, medical technology, and hospital groups--who fight any limits on their profit making" Page 225 Typical socialist party drivel "PROGRESSIVE health care professionals often encourage people to get out of hospitals... while recovering..." Page 243. Its OK if a PROGRESSIVE will "encourage" you to leave. when done by anyone else, its limiting ones profit making. I have a suggestion; leave the opinions out of the book. My thought is this, if someone is this blinded by socialist politics, I feel I can legitimately question the accuracy of the rest of the book. If a conservative did this, progressives would feel the same way. Pass on the book.