Social Security for Dummies

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Business & Economics - 498 pages
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The easy way to get a handle on Social Security

Are you or a loved one looking to understand how Social Security benefits work? "Social Security For Dummies" helps you better understand and navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration, covering important topics such as how benefits are funded and distributed, the various Social Security options and how to qualify, and deciding when to start accepting Social Security benefits.

Additionally, it explains the history, regulations, and significant changes to U.S. Social Security, as well as considerations for the future of the program.Advice for ensuring you're receiving your maximum benefitsGives you a thorough breakdown of how benefits are determined and what programs are sponsored by the Social Security AdministrationCovers challenges and considerations for those with special circumstances

Whether you're receiving Social Security benefits, helping someone who is, or thinking about beginning to accept benefits yourself, "Social Security For Dummies" is a must-have resource for navigating this complicated (and sometimes confusing) landscape.

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About the author (2012)

Jonathan Peterson is Executive Communications Director at AARP and an award-winning journalist. He is a former Washington correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. During his news career, he covered the White House, state and national political campaigns, and various facets of U.S. domestic and economic policy. He was a 2007 National Press Foundation fellow in the Retirement Issues in the 21st Century program.

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