Social Security for Dummies

Social Security for Dummies

by Jonathan Peterson

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For the newest edition, laws, dates and resources will be updated, new policies will be discussed, in relation to social security. Since its inception in 1937, workers across the United States have set aside a portion of their wages to fund the Social Security Administration. For many, Social Security forms the foundation for their retirement funds, yet few fully understand the purpose and impact of this important U.S. Institution. Social Security For Dummies provides readers with the information they need to take charge and successfully navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Vital updates include:

  • Review against Social Security’s website, which has changed a lot.
  • Significant rule change involving spousal filing.
  • Update discussion to marital filing strategies (as well as other references to this in the book) due to new restrictions on file and suspend.
  • A fresh look at available Social Security calculators
  • How Social Security benefits are funded and distributed
  • Social Security options: Retirement, Survivor, and Disability and how to qualify
  • Deciding when to begin accepting Social Security benefits
  • Signing up, receiving checks, and understanding statements
  • Challenges and considerations for special circumstances (i.e. divorce or death of beneficiary)
  • Pointers for determining who to call for help, minimizing frustration, and getting the results

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410452214
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 11/09/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Social Security for Dummies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plain English, clear directions, great information. Now I'm ready to head to the Social Security office with confidence. Thanks, AARP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Answered my questions pretty well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written in a way that is easy to understand. It is thorough and covers everything that one needs to know. Also it tells you where to find the information that might pertain to your particular situation. This is an excellent and worthwhile book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Additionally, it explains the history, regulations, and significant changes to U.S. Social Security, as well as considerations for the future of the program." Any book will have a difficult time presenting meaningful information because the 'considerations' are expressed in time-sensitive words. What is said in 2012 is trillions of dollars away from where we are today. Separately the author should disclose his position with AARP more openly. It is not exactly an unbiased source for information. Brenton C Smith, (AKA Joe The Economist) feel free to yell at me via our site FixSSNow (Dot) Org.
AlohaSS More than 1 year ago
I am a Benefits Counselor at Disability Services & Legal Center in Santa Rosa. I help disabled people navigate the Social Security system in applying for their benefits and other issues they may have. I've only scanned the book so far, but intend to read it from cover to cover to make sure there aren't any errors for people trying to get their benefits. Otherwise, it's a conversation piece on my shelf.