Maximize your Social Security, SSI, and Medicare benefits and navigate the system with confidence. Everyone wants to get the highest possible retirement and pension income - not to mention the best medical coverage. Turn to Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions to discover the benefits you're entitled to and how to claim them as easily as possible. Navigate the complex and often daunting Social Security and Medicare systems using the resources and information in this complete guide. Learn how to: determine the amount of benefits you're entitled to qualify and apply for Medicare and Medicaid, including Part D prescription drug coverage understand medigap and managed care claim earned government pensions and Veterans' benefits time your retirement to get the best results This edition includes new information on Medicare rules and how federal healthcare reform legislation may affect your coverage, updated benefit numbers for Social Security, Medicare, and SSI, and fully up-to-date resources and contact information.