Book Description: Over 90 percent of all workers are in jobs covered by Social Security and one in seven Americans today receive some sort of Social Security benefit. Social Security Law takes the reader through a basic history of the Social Security system, shows clearly how it works, discusses eligibility requirements for one's self, spouse & family, and shows how to apply for retirement benefits. Other sections cover Medicare, MEDICAID, and survivor's benefits. Appendices include: ·Application for a Social Security card ·Medicare patients' statement of rights ·Phone numbers of state health insurance assistance programs ·State & national agencies on aging The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.