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Social Security and Medicare Quickfinder Handbook

Social Security and Medicare Quickfinder Handbook

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  • The 2017 tax year editions will be available in January 2018. Pre-order your editions today.

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As the baby boomers move into their retirement years, tax and financial professionals are likely to encounter questions from the their clients about Social Security and Medicare. The Social Security and Medicare Quickfinder Handbook is an affordable, easy-to-use Handbook that provides the answers you need quickly. Here’s what you’ll get with this useful tool:

  • All aspects of Social Security benefits, including eligibility, worker and family benefits, disability benefits, the SSI program, plus income tax issues to consider
  • Medicare eligibility and enrollment plus the different types of coverage and costs
  • Eldercare insurance, including long-term care and Medigap insurance policies

See information above for new edition availability. To order the current or prior tax year editions, please call us at 800-510-8997.

  • Social Security and Medicare Quickfinder Handbook 2017
    • Social Security & Medicare Quickfinder Handbook
    • Tab 1—Retirement Benefits—Eligibility
      • Earning Credits
      • Who is an Employer?
      • Who Are Employees?
      • What Work Counts
      • Self-Employment
        • Church Employees
      • Household Employees
      • State and Local Government Employees
      • U.S. Uniformed Service
      • Farmers
      • Special Coverage Provisions
      • International Social Security Agreements
    • Tab 2—Retirement Benefits—Workers
      • Early Retirement
      • When Benefits Are Not Payable
      • Receiving Social Security When Outside the U.S.
      • Calculating Benefits
      • Special Minimum PIA
      • Frozen Minimum Benefit
      • Recomputing PIA
      • Filing an Application for Benefits
      • Representative Payees
      • Establishing Right to Benefits
        • Proving Parent-Child Relationship
      • SSA Statement of Earnings
      • Government Pension Offset
      • Earnings Test
      • Institutionalized Individuals
      • Underpayments
      • Overpayments
    • Tab 3—Family Benefits
      • Spousal Benefits
        • Entitlement to Benefits
      • Child’s Benefits
      • Maximum Family Benefit
      • Average Family Benefits Tables
    • Tab 4—Planning Considerations
      • Deciding When To Start Receiving Benefits
        • Waiting Until FRA
      • Social Security Benefits Calculators
      • “What If” Analysis
      • Maximizing Lifetime Benefits for Married Couples
      • Income Tax Planning for Social Security Benefits
      • Applying for Social Security Benefits
      • Social Security and Medicare Information Sheet (2017)
    • Tab 5—Survivors and Veterans Benefits
      • Survivor Benefits
      • Widow(er)’s Benefits
      • Surviving Child’s Benefits
      • Father’s or Mother’s Benefits
      • Parent’s Benefits
      • Lump-Sum Death Benefit
      • Special Veterans Benefits (SVB)
    • Tab 6—Disability Benefits
      • Defining Disability
      • Disability Determinations
      • Evidence of Disability
      • Disabled Worker’s Benefits
      • Amount of Disabled Worker’s Benefit
      • Widow(er)’s Benefits
      • Children’s Benefits
      • Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program
      • Trial Work Period
      • Appeals
    • Tab 7—Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      • SSI Program
      • State Supplements
      • Eligibility Requirements
      • Other Benefits and SSI
      • Criminals and Institutionalized Individuals
        • Probation and Parole Violators
      • Marriage and SSI
      • Eligibility Under Multiple Categories
      • Recipient Reporting Requirements
      • Income and SSI Benefits
      • Disaster-Related Assistance
      • In-Kind Income
      • Resources
      • Deeming of Income and Resources
      • Work Incentives for the Blind and Disabled
        • Impairment-Related Work Expenses
      • SSI Payment Amounts
        • Computing SSI Payments
      • Initial Determinations
      • The Appeals Process
    • Tab 8—Social Security Determinations and Review
      • Administrative Review Process
      • Initial Determinations
      • Reconsideration
      • Hearing By an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
      • Review By the Appeals Council
      • Extension of Time for Filing
      • Representation
    • Income Tax Considerations
      • Taxation of Social Security Benefits
      • Who Is Taxed?
      • How Benefits Are Reported
      • Lump-Sum Election
      • Deductions Related to Benefits
      • Repayment of Benefits
      • State Taxation of Social Security Benefits
    • Tab 10—Medicare Eligibility and Enrollment
      • Enrolling in Medicare Parts A and B
      • Enrolling in Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
      • Enrolling in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
      • How Other Insurance Works with Medicare
    • Tab 11—Medicare Health Plans
      • Medicare Decision-Making Process
      • Part A—Hospital Insurance
        • Part A Premiums
      • Part B—Medical Insurance
      • Part C—Medicare Advantage Plans
      • Other Medicare Health Plans
      • Part D—Prescription Drug Coverage
    • Tab 12—Medicare Drug Plans
      • Prescription Drug Coverage Basics
      • How Prescription Drug Coverage Works
      • Drug Coverage
      • Qualifying for Extra Help
      • Rights and Appeals
      • Prescription Drug Coverage Choices
    • Tab 13—Medicare—Rights, Appeals and Other Matters
      • Original Medicare
        • Fast Appeals in Hospitals
        • General Appeal Rights
      • Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Cost Plan
        • Get a Treatment Plan
        • Filing a Complaint (Grievance)
      • Medicare Drug Plan
      • Protecting Against Fraud
        • What Individuals Can Do
    • Tab 14—Medicaid
      • Medicaid Program
        • Spousal Impoverishment
      • Who’s Covered By Medicaid
      • Poverty Guidelines
    • Tab 15—Medigap Insurance
      • Medigap Basics
      • Buying a Medigap Policy
      • Cost of Medigap Policies
        • Comparing Medigap Costs
      • Right to Buy a Medigap Policy
        • After Losing Health Care Coverage
      • Buying a Medigap Policy
      • Existing Medigap Policy Owners
      • Disabled or ESRD Individuals
      • Medigap Coverage Charts
    • Tab 16—Long-Term Care
      • Choosing Long-Term Care
      • Community-Based Services
      • Home Healthcare
      • Government Programs
        • Medicare
        • PACE
      • Private Insurance
        • Viatical Settlements
      • Home Equity
        • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
      • Other Payment Options
        • Medicaid Disability Trusts
    • Back Cover

DESCRIPTION

As the baby boomers move into their retirement years, tax and financial professionals are likely to encounter questions from the their clients about Social Security and Medicare. The Social Security and Medicare Quickfinder Handbook is an affordable, easy-to-use Handbook that provides the answers you need quickly. Here’s what you’ll get with this useful tool:

  • All aspects of Social Security benefits, including eligibility, worker and family benefits, disability benefits, the SSI program, plus income tax issues to consider
  • Medicare eligibility and enrollment plus the different types of coverage and costs
  • Eldercare insurance, including long-term care and Medigap insurance policies

See information above for new edition availability. To order the current or prior tax year editions, please call us at 800-510-8997.

TABLE OF CONTENT

  • Social Security and Medicare Quickfinder Handbook 2017
    • Social Security & Medicare Quickfinder Handbook
    • Tab 1—Retirement Benefits—Eligibility
      • Earning Credits
      • Who is an Employer?
      • Who Are Employees?
      • What Work Counts
      • Self-Employment
        • Church Employees
      • Household Employees
      • State and Local Government Employees
      • U.S. Uniformed Service
      • Farmers
      • Special Coverage Provisions
      • International Social Security Agreements
    • Tab 2—Retirement Benefits—Workers
      • Early Retirement
      • When Benefits Are Not Payable
      • Receiving Social Security When Outside the U.S.
      • Calculating Benefits
      • Special Minimum PIA
      • Frozen Minimum Benefit
      • Recomputing PIA
      • Filing an Application for Benefits
      • Representative Payees
      • Establishing Right to Benefits
        • Proving Parent-Child Relationship
      • SSA Statement of Earnings
      • Government Pension Offset
      • Earnings Test
      • Institutionalized Individuals
      • Underpayments
      • Overpayments
    • Tab 3—Family Benefits
      • Spousal Benefits
        • Entitlement to Benefits
      • Child’s Benefits
      • Maximum Family Benefit
      • Average Family Benefits Tables
    • Tab 4—Planning Considerations
      • Deciding When To Start Receiving Benefits
        • Waiting Until FRA
      • Social Security Benefits Calculators
      • “What If” Analysis
      • Maximizing Lifetime Benefits for Married Couples
      • Income Tax Planning for Social Security Benefits
      • Applying for Social Security Benefits
      • Social Security and Medicare Information Sheet (2017)
    • Tab 5—Survivors and Veterans Benefits
      • Survivor Benefits
      • Widow(er)’s Benefits
      • Surviving Child’s Benefits
      • Father’s or Mother’s Benefits
      • Parent’s Benefits
      • Lump-Sum Death Benefit
      • Special Veterans Benefits (SVB)
    • Tab 6—Disability Benefits
      • Defining Disability
      • Disability Determinations
      • Evidence of Disability
      • Disabled Worker’s Benefits
      • Amount of Disabled Worker’s Benefit
      • Widow(er)’s Benefits
      • Children’s Benefits
      • Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program
      • Trial Work Period
      • Appeals
    • Tab 7—Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      • SSI Program
      • State Supplements
      • Eligibility Requirements
      • Other Benefits and SSI
      • Criminals and Institutionalized Individuals
        • Probation and Parole Violators
      • Marriage and SSI
      • Eligibility Under Multiple Categories
      • Recipient Reporting Requirements
      • Income and SSI Benefits
      • Disaster-Related Assistance
      • In-Kind Income
      • Resources
      • Deeming of Income and Resources
      • Work Incentives for the Blind and Disabled
        • Impairment-Related Work Expenses
      • SSI Payment Amounts
        • Computing SSI Payments
      • Initial Determinations
      • The Appeals Process
    • Tab 8—Social Security Determinations and Review
      • Administrative Review Process
      • Initial Determinations
      • Reconsideration
      • Hearing By an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
      • Review By the Appeals Council
      • Extension of Time for Filing
      • Representation
    • Income Tax Considerations
      • Taxation of Social Security Benefits
      • Who Is Taxed?
      • How Benefits Are Reported
      • Lump-Sum Election
      • Deductions Related to Benefits
      • Repayment of Benefits
      • State Taxation of Social Security Benefits
    • Tab 10—Medicare Eligibility and Enrollment
      • Enrolling in Medicare Parts A and B
      • Enrolling in Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
      • Enrolling in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
      • How Other Insurance Works with Medicare
    • Tab 11—Medicare Health Plans
      • Medicare Decision-Making Process
      • Part A—Hospital Insurance
        • Part A Premiums
      • Part B—Medical Insurance
      • Part C—Medicare Advantage Plans
      • Other Medicare Health Plans
      • Part D—Prescription Drug Coverage
    • Tab 12—Medicare Drug Plans
      • Prescription Drug Coverage Basics
      • How Prescription Drug Coverage Works
      • Drug Coverage
      • Qualifying for Extra Help
      • Rights and Appeals
      • Prescription Drug Coverage Choices
    • Tab 13—Medicare—Rights, Appeals and Other Matters
      • Original Medicare
        • Fast Appeals in Hospitals
        • General Appeal Rights
      • Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Cost Plan
        • Get a Treatment Plan
        • Filing a Complaint (Grievance)
      • Medicare Drug Plan
      • Protecting Against Fraud
        • What Individuals Can Do
    • Tab 14—Medicaid
      • Medicaid Program
        • Spousal Impoverishment
      • Who’s Covered By Medicaid
      • Poverty Guidelines
    • Tab 15—Medigap Insurance
      • Medigap Basics
      • Buying a Medigap Policy
      • Cost of Medigap Policies
        • Comparing Medigap Costs
      • Right to Buy a Medigap Policy
        • After Losing Health Care Coverage
      • Buying a Medigap Policy
      • Existing Medigap Policy Owners
      • Disabled or ESRD Individuals
      • Medigap Coverage Charts
    • Tab 16—Long-Term Care
      • Choosing Long-Term Care
      • Community-Based Services
      • Home Healthcare
      • Government Programs
        • Medicare
        • PACE
      • Private Insurance
        • Viatical Settlements
      • Home Equity
        • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
      • Other Payment Options
        • Medicaid Disability Trusts
    • Back Cover

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