As a consumers' guide to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits, and government pensions, this book contains information about retirement, disability, veterans, dependents, and survivors benefits; supplemental security income; how to apply for benefits; how to appeal a Social Security decision; federal civil service retirement; Medicare procedures; Medigap insurance; managed care plans; and state supplements to Medicare. Matthews is an attorney and Berman has worked at a senior citizen center in Los Angeles for many years. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An essential tool for everyone over 55, this book shows readers how to get the most out of their retirement benefits, as well as the best medical coverage and prescription drug benefits. Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions clearly explains what the different benefits are, and shows you how to claim what you've earned, including: § Social Security retirement and disability benefits § Social Security dependents and survivor benefits § Supplemental Security Income § federal, state and local government pensions § Medicare and Medicaid § Medigap managed care plans § veterans benefits § prescription drug coverage Completely updated to provide the latest information and changes in benefits, this plain-English book is a must-have for anyone who is retired or about to be.