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

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An essential tool for everyone over 55, this book shows readers how to cut through the bureaucracy to get their slab of the pie. It explains Social Security retirement and disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Civil Service retirement benefits, Medicare, Medicaid and Medi-gap health insurance and more. Includes practical information on how to get the most out of available benefits; examples and charts show what to expect at what age.
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Overview

An essential tool for everyone over 55, this book shows readers how to cut through the bureaucracy to get their slab of the pie. It explains Social Security retirement and disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Civil Service retirement benefits, Medicare, Medicaid and Medi-gap health insurance and more. Includes practical information on how to get the most out of available benefits; examples and charts show what to expect at what age.
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In this update of the 1996 edition, an attorney and senior center director provide guidance on dealing with Medicare HMOs as well as the basics of retirement, disability, and medical benefit options. Includes sample forms, and lists state offices on aging. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780783819839
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Series: Spec-Hall Ser.
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 651
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Social Security: The Basics
A. History of Social Security 2
B. Social Security Defined 4
C. Eligibility for Benefits 5
D. Earning Work Credits 10
E. Determining Your Benefit Amount 12
F. Your Social Security Record 13
2 Social Security Retirement Benefits
A. Work Credits Required 2
B. Timing Your Retirement 4
C. The Amount of Your Retirement Check 7
D. Working After Claiming Retirement Benefits 9
3 Social Security Disability Benefits
A. Who Is Eligible 2
B. What Is a Disability 5
C. Amount of Disability Benefit Payments 10
D. Collecting Additional Benefits 12
E. Review of Your Eligibility 14
F. Returning to Work 15
4 Social Security Dependents Benefits
A. Who Is Eligible 2
B. Calculating Dependents Benefits 4
C. Eligibility for More Than One Benefit 5
D. Working While Receiving Benefits 6
E. Public Employee Pension Offset 6
5 Social Security Survivors Benefits
A. Who Is Eligible 2
B. Requirements for Deceased's Work Record 3
C. Amount of Survivors Benefits 5
D. Eligibility for More Than One Benefit 7
E. Working While Receiving Benefits 8
F. Offset for Public Employment Pension 8
6 Supplemental Security Income
A. Who Is Eligible 2
B. Benefit Amounts 6
C. Reductions to Benefits 8
7 Applying for Benefits
A. Retirement, Dependents and Survivors Benefits 2
B. Disability Benefits 7
C. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 11
D. Finding Out What Happens to Your Claim 12
8 Appealing Social Security Decisions
A. Reconsideration of Decision 2
B. Administrative Hearing 8
C. Appeal to the National Appeals Council 13
D. Lawsuit in Federal Court 16
E. Lawyers and Other Assistance 16
9 Medicare
A. Medicare: The Basics 2
B. Part A Hospital Insurance 4
C. How Much Medicare Part A Pays 14
D. Part B Medical Insurance 18
E. How Much Medicare Part B Pays 26
10 Medicare Procedures: Enrollment, Claims and Appeals
A. Enrolling in Part A Hospital Insurance 2
B. Enrolling in Part B Medical Insurance 5
C. Medicare's Payment of Your Medical Bills 6
D. Paying Your Share of the Bill 10
E. How to Read an Explanation of Medicare Benefits Notice 11
F. Appealing the Denial of a Claim 18
G. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Offices 32
H. Medicare Part B Carriers 33
11 Medigap Insurance and Managed Care Health Plans
A. Gaps in Medicare 3
B. Standard Medigap Benefit Plans 4
C. Terms and Conditions of Medigap Policies 10
D. HMOs and Managed Care Health Plans 14
E. Finding the Best Medicare Supplement 18
12 Medicaid and State Supplements to Medicare
A. Medicaid Defined 2
B. Who Is Eligible 3
C. Medical Costs Covered by Medicaid 6
D. Requirements for Coverage 8
E. Cost of Medicaid Coverage 9
F. Other State Assistance 11
G. Applying for Medicaid, QMB or SLMB 12
H. What to Do if You Are Denied Coverage 14
13 Federal Civil Service Retirement Benefits
A. Two Retirement Systems: CSRS and FERS 3
B. Retirement Benefits 3
C. Disability Benefits to Federal Workers 13
D. Payments to Surviving Family Members 16
E. Applying for CSRS or FERS Benefits 18
14 Veterans Benefits
A. Types of Military Service Required 2
B. Compensation for Service-Connected Disability 3
C. Pension Benefits for Financially Needy Veterans 5
D. Survivors Benefits 5
E. Medical Treatment 7
F. Getting Information and Applying for Benefits 8
15 Private Pensions and 401(k) Plans
A. Types of Pension Plans 3
B. Accumulation of Pension Credits 7
C. Vesting of Pension Benefits 8
D. How Pension Benefits Are Paid 12
E. Getting Additional Information 15
F. Procedure for Claiming Your Pension 16
G. Protecting Your Pension Rights 16
H. 401(k) Deferred Compensation Plans 18
Appendix
State Offices on Aging
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