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

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Overview

Everyone wants the highest possible retirement and pension income - not to mention the best medical coverage. Discover everything you're entitled to with this completely updated edition of Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions!
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Overview

Everyone wants the highest possible retirement and pension income - not to mention the best medical coverage. Discover everything you're entitled to with this completely updated edition of Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions!
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Guide[s] you through the maze of Social Security and Medicare in simple English..." The Wall Street Journal
"The inside scoop on how to get the most out of the current system..."  Accounting Today
“Matthews' book is worthwhile reading for anyone not familiar with the benefit options for themselves or their beneficiaries. It illuminates many little-known special cases. Excellent”. Chicago Tribune
“Written with clear, complete explanations that will explain how benefits can actually be claimed…and more.” Senior Times
The Wall Street Journal
"Guide[s] you through the maze of Social Security and Medicare in simple English..."
Pasadena Star-News
"Anyone who can write a readable guide to Medicare should get a medal.... Why can't the system be as straightforward as this book?"
Contra Costa Times
"Offers clear explanations of what to expect from a remarkable safety net that has withstood the test of time..."
Accounting Today
"The inside scoop on how to get the most out of the current system..."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413318456
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Edition description: Eighteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 18
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 787,666
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971, and from 1975 to 1977 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 & Play for It, as well as How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim.

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Table of Contents

Your Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions Companion 1

Social Security: The Basics 9

Social Security Retirement Benefits 45

Social Security Disability Benefits 65

Social Security Dependents Benefits 91

Social Security Survivors Benefits 103

When to Claim Social Security Benefits, and Which One to Claim 117

Supplemental Security Income 131

Applying for Benefits 147

Appealing a Social Security Decision 169

Federal Civil Service Retirement Benefits 197

Veterans Benefits 223

Medicare 237

Medicare Procedures: Enrollment, Claims, and Appeals 325

Medigap Insurance 377

Medicare Managed Care Plans 409

Medicaid and State Supplements to Medicare 433

Index 455

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Very helpful resource

    The book is thorough and provides up to date information.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    "The horrendous cost of medical care and medical insurance,

    "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.

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