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About Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

This is not intended to be a completely comprehensive guide, and does not fully capture the complexity of researching even seemingly simple Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid questions. Also, Medicaid is a joint federal/state program; every state has its own state sources, but this guide only discusses California state sources.

Social security is designed to protect individuals from unforeseen catastrophes In the United States, the Social Security Program was created in 1935 (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) to provide old age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits to workers and their families. Unlike welfare, social security benefits are paid to an individual or his or her family at least in part on the basis of that person's employment record and prior contributions to the system. The program is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA)

How do I find books & articles?

Useful keywords:

Social security -- Law and legislation -- United States
United States. Social Security Administration -- Rules and practice
Medicare -- Law and legislation
Health insurance -- United States
Disability insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States

Books in print at CC Library

Social Security, Medicare & government pensions : get the most out of your retirement & medical benefits
Pub info: NOLO Press
Law KF3650 .M37 2016 lawshelf and stacks

Nolo's guide to social security disability : getting & keeping your benefits
Pub info: NOLO
Law HD7105.25 .U6 M675 2016 lawshelf and stacks

Social security websites

Social Security