Jonathan Peterson is Executive Communications Director at AARP and an award-winning journalist. He is a former Washington correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. During his news career, he covered the White House, state and national political campaigns, and various facets of U.S. domestic and economic policy. He was a 2007 National Press Foundation fellow in the Retirement Issues in the 21st Century program.
Social Security For Dummiesby Jonathan Peterson
Are you or a loved one aged 65 or over, and looking to understand how Social Security benefits work? Social Security For Dummies helps you better understand and navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration, covering important topics such as how benefits are funded and distributed, the various Social/i>/b>
The easy way to get a handle on Social Security
Are you or a loved one aged 65 or over, and looking to understand how Social Security benefits work? Social Security For Dummies helps you better understand and navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration, covering important topics such as how benefits are funded and distributed, the various Social Security options and how to qualify, and deciding when to start accepting Social Security benefits.
Additionally, it explains the history, regulations, and significant changes to U.S. Social Security, as well as considerations for the future of the program.
- Advice for ensuring you're receiving your maximum benefits
- Gives you a thorough breakdown of how benefits are determined and what programs are sponsored by the Social Security Administration
- Covers challenges and considerations for those with special circumstances
Whether you're receiving Social Security benefits, helping someone who is, or thinking about beginning to accept benefits yourself, Social Security For Dummies is a must-have resource for navigating this complicated (and sometimes confusing) landscape.
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Plain English, clear directions, great information. Now I'm ready to head to the Social Security office with confidence. Thanks, AARP!
This book is written in a way that is easy to understand. It is thorough and covers everything that one needs to know. Also it tells you where to find the information that might pertain to your particular situation. This is an excellent and worthwhile book.
"Additionally, it explains the history, regulations, and significant changes to U.S. Social Security, as well as considerations for the future of the program." Any book will have a difficult time presenting meaningful information because the 'considerations' are expressed in time-sensitive words. What is said in 2012 is trillions of dollars away from where we are today. Separately the author should disclose his position with AARP more openly. It is not exactly an unbiased source for information. Brenton C Smith, (AKA Joe The Economist) feel free to yell at me via our site FixSSNow (Dot) Org.
I am a Benefits Counselor at Disability Services & Legal Center in Santa Rosa. I help disabled people navigate the Social Security system in applying for their benefits and other issues they may have. I've only scanned the book so far, but intend to read it from cover to cover to make sure there aren't any errors for people trying to get their benefits. Otherwise, it's a conversation piece on my shelf.