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Social Security and Medicare

Social Security Benefits

Social Security is an insurance program. Workers pay into the program, typically through payroll withholding where they work. Workers who have paid into the Social Security system for at least 10 years become eligible for early retirement benefits at age 62. However, they will receive a higher monthly benefit if they wait until their "full retirement age" (67 for anyone born in 1960 or later, for example) and an even higher one if they wait as late as age 70, at which point their benefit maxes out. Workers can get a projection of their benefits at different retirement ages using the SSA Retirement Estimator. Continue reading from Social Security Administration

Medicare

Medicare is a U.S. federal government health insurance program that subsidizes health care services.  

  • Medicare is divided into four categories: Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C or Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D for prescriptions.
  • Medicare Part A premiums are free for those who made Medicare contributions for 10 or more years through their payroll taxes.
  • Patients are responsible to pay premiums for other parts of the Medicare program.

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Check-Out the Library Collection

Link to Medicare for You by Omdahl in the catalog
Link to Social Security Handbook in the catalog
Link to maximize your medicare by Oh in the catalog
Link to answers to 100 frequently asked questions about social security retirement benefits in the catalog
Link to Social security works for everyone! by Altman in the catalog
Link to Social Security Medicare Government Pensions in the catalog
Link to Social Security by Peterson in the catalog
Link to Medicare for all : a citizen's guide by Abdul, El-Sayed, in the catalog
Link to Medicare for Dummies by Patricia Barry in the catalog
Link to Where's my Money by Carlson in the catalog
Link to Get What's Yours by Laurence Kotlikoff in the catalog
Link to 5 Years before You Retire by Emily Guy Birken in the catalog
Link to Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability in the catalog
Link to Social security the Inside Story by Andy Landis in the catalog
Link to Maximize your Medicare by Jae Oh in the catalog
Link to Navigating Your Later Years by Carol  Levine in the catalog
Link to Retirement 101 by Michele Cagan in the catalog
Link to Long-Term Care by J. L. Matthews in the catalog
Link to Get What's Yours for Medicare by Philip Moeller in the catalog