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Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions, 22nd edition.

Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions, 22nd edition

Joseph Matthews

Nolo Press

950 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

www.nolo.com

9781413323559, $29.99, PB, 496pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: Congress has changed the rules for claiming Social Security. These changes are critically important as members of the babyboom generation are now entering their retirement years. This newly updated and expanded 22nd edition of "Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits" by attorney Joseph Matthews was written specifically to help men and women find out if they still qualify to "file and suspend" benefits or to choose between their own benefits and spousal benefits.

With respect to Social Security benefits, readers can figure out how to get retirement, disability, dependents and survivors benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). They can also decide whether it's best to claim benefits early, at full retirement age, or not until they turn 70--and how to time a claim so they and their spouse get the best benefits.

With respect to Medicare & Medicaid, readers will learn how to qualify for and enroll in both programs, including Medicare Part D drug coverage.

With respect to Medigap insurance & Medicare Advantage plans, readers will be able to understand what new Medigap policies are available (and old ones that aren't), compare Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, and choose what's best for them.

With respect to Government pensions & veterans benefits, readers will discover when and how to claim the benefits they have earned.

Whether the reader is looking up information for themselves or are helping a parent, "Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions" offers a wealth of reliable and up-to-date information here, including how to file many essential forms online.

Critique: Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits" is authoritative, practical, comprehensive, and an absolute "must" for community, senior center, and academic library collections. For individual reader and reference collections it should be noted that "Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits" is also available in a Kindle format ($9.90).

Micah Andrew

Reviewer

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