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

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by Joseph Matthews
     
 

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There are some big changes coming in 2016 to the rules for claiming Social Security benefits. Going forward, two claiming strategies used by couples to maximize their benefits are going away — the ability for one spouse to file and suspend their benefits so the other spouse can collect spousal benefits and the ability to choose whether to collect your

Overview

There are some big changes coming in 2016 to the rules for claiming Social Security benefits. Going forward, two claiming strategies used by couples to maximize their benefits are going away — the ability for one spouse to file and suspend their benefits so the other spouse can collect spousal benefits and the ability to choose whether to collect your retirement benefit or a spousal benefit based on your spouse's work record.

Find out now if you can qualify to use one of these strategies in the short window of opportunity that's available.

If you want to get the highest possible retirement or pension income – not to mention the best medical coverage, turn to Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions to discover the benefits you're entitled to and how to claim them as easily as possible.

Learn about Medicare coverage, including Part D prescription drug coverage, and understand medigap insurance and Medicare managed care and what makes the most sense for you. And if you are denied for any medical treatment or benefits, this book teaches you how to file an appeal with Medicare, Social Security, or your state’s Medicaid agency.

Also learn how to claim disability benefits, veterans benefits, and federal retirement benefits. This edition updates benefit numbers for Social Security, Medicare, and SSI for 2016.

Editorial Reviews

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“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

“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..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413319712
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
Nineteenth Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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"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

Meet the Author

Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971, and from 1975 to 1977 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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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.
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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.