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Social Security for Everyone: 2021-2022 Edition

Social Security for Everyone: 2021-2022 Edition

by Carl W. Battle


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All the essential information everyone should know about social security, from maximizing benefits to planning and budgeting for a healthy, happy retirement. 

Nearly 70 million American citizens—1 in 5 people in the US—receive social security benefits each month, and that number is increasing rapidly. With so many people drawing from the system, it's critical for anyone about to start receiving benefits to be well-informed and prepared, and for anyone already receiving social security to make sure they're aware of how to maximize their benefits and to plan ahead for the future. 

In Social Security for Everyone, lawyer and bestselling author Carl W. Battle's clear, matter-of-fact explanations will prepare any reader to deal with and understand every aspect of social security benefits. Important topics covered include:
  • How to apply for social security
  • Why many people never receive social security benefits
  • How to maintain independence while receiving social security benefits
  • Breakdowns of social security benefits for families, survivors, and the disabled
  • Taxes and social security and how they interact
  • How to manage and deal with the Social Security Administration
Social Security for Everyone also includes dozens of crucial charts, graphs, and tables to help readers plan for retirement, budget for different situations, and maximize their benefits. It's essential reading for anyone preparing to use social security benefits and everyone who is already receiving social security, as well as anyone who wants to know more about this invaluable system. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621537816
Publisher: Allworth
Publication date: 01/26/2021
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 302,170
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Carl W. Battle is senior vice president and chief patent counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company. He has served as president of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association and as a director with the American Intellectual Property Law Association Scholarship Fund. He has written several self-help legal and business books, including the bestselling Legal Forms for Everyone (Allworth Press). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Maintaining Your Independence during Retirement 7

Chapter 2 The Importance of Social Security 37

Chapter 3 Your Social Security Number 42

Chapter 4 Your Retirement Benefits under Social Security 52

Chapter 5 Family Benefits under Social Security 65

Chapter 6 Survivor Benefits under Social Security 71

Chapter 7 Disability Benefits under Social Security 75

Chapter 8 Taxes and Social Security 83

Chapter 9 Why Many People Will Never Get Social Security 93

Chapter 10 Applying for Social Security Benefits 98

Chapter 11 How Social Security Benefits Are Paid 110

Chapter 12 Your Right to Appeal Decisions by the Social Security Administration 119

Chapter 13 Effect of Pensions on Your Social Security Benefits 129

Chapter 14 Receiving Social Security Benefits outside the United States 137

Chapter 15 Benefits under the Supplemental Security Income Program 152

Chapter 16 Benefits under the Medicare Program 176


A Some Facts about Social Security 185

B Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security 188

C Setting Up and Using an Online Social Security Account 195

D Identity Theft and Fraud 199

E Retirement Resources 214

F How to Contact Social Security Administration 215

List of U5 Embassies and Consulates 217

Index 254

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