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"New Social Security & Medicare info for 2019"--Cover.
Your Social Security, Medicare & government pensions companion --Social security: The basics --Social Security retirement benefits --Social Security disability benefits --Social Security dependents benefits --Social Security survivors benefits --When to claim Social Security benefits, and which one to claim --Supplemental Security Income --Applying for benefits --Appealing a Social Security decision --Federal civil service retirement benefits --Veterans benefits --Medicare --Medicare procedures: enrollment, claims, and appeals --Medigap insurance --Medicare Part C: Medicare advantage plans --Medicaid and state supplements to Medicare.
The rules for claiming Social Security benefits have changed. Find out if you can still choose between your own benefits and spousal benefits. Learn this and more with Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions--completely updated for 2019. Figure out how to get retirement, disability, dependents and survivors benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Decide whether it's best to claim benefits early, at full retirement age, or not until you turn 70--and how to time your claims so you and your spouse get the best benefits. Learn how to qualify for and enroll in both programs, including Medicare Part D drug coverage. Compare Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, and choose what's best for you. Discover when and how to claim the benefits you have earned. What's New in 2019? End of donut hole for brand name prescription drugs ; new Medicare costs and Social Security amounts for 2019, and, new Medicare Advantage features and enrollment. Whether youre looking for yourself or helping a parent, you'll find valuable information here to help get the benefits you've earned.