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Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-29333-0
Paperback
336 pages
June 2016
US $19.99 Add to Cart

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Social Security 5

CHAPTER 1: What Social Security Is and Why You Need It 7

CHAPTER 2: A Breakdown of Benefits 19

CHAPTER 3: Deciding When to Start Collecting Retirement Benefits 39

CHAPTER 4: Protecting Your Number and Securing Your Card 57

Part 2: Taking the Plunge: Filing for Social Security 71

CHAPTER 5: Signing Up for Benefits 73

CHAPTER 6: Determining How Much You’ve Earned 87

CHAPTER 7: Navigating the System 95

CHAPTER 8: When You and Social Security Disagree: The Appeals Process 119

Part 3: Who Benefits and When 137

CHAPTER 9: Spousal Benefits: Watching Out for Each Other 139

CHAPTER 10: Family Benefits: Who Gets What 155

CHAPTER 11: When You Can’t Work: Social Security Disability Benefits 171

Part 4: Social Security and Your Future 197

CHAPTER 12: Enrolling in Medicare 199

CHAPTER 13: Working in “Retirement” 219

CHAPTER 14: Shaping a Financial Future You Can Live With 239

Part 5: The Part of Tens 251

CHAPTER 15: Ten Myths about Social Security 253

CHAPTER 16: Ten Reasons Young People Should Care about Social Security 263

CHAPTER 17: Ten Choices Facing the Country about the Future of Social Security 271

Part 6: Appendixes 279

APPENDIX A: Glossary 281

APPENDIX B: Resources 289

APPENDIX C: Strengthening Social Security 295

Index 299

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