Everyone wants the highest possible retirement and pension incomeùnot to mention the best medical coverage. Discover everything you're entitled to with Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensionsùcompletely updated for 2012. Social Security benefits. Figure out how to get retirement, disability, dependents and survivors benefits, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Decide whether it's best to claim benefits early, at full retirement age or not until you turn 70ùand how to time your claims so you and your spouse get the best benefits. Medicare & Medicaid. Learn how to qualify for and enroll in both programs, including the details of Medicare Part D drug coverage. Medigap insurance & Medicare Advantage plans. Understand what new Medigap policies are available (and old ones that aren't), compare Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans and choose what's best for you. Government pensions & veterans benefits. Discover when and how to claim the benefits you have earned. Whether you're looking for yourself or helping a parent, you'll find valuable information here, including how to file many essential forms online. With this book, you get access to a unique web page on nolo.com where you can: Stay current with legal updates to this book Access podcasts and blogs Watch helpful videos on personal finance issues And in nolo.com's Personal Finance and Retirement Center, you'll find even more help from the experts at Nolo: Hundreds of valuable articles and FAQs Useful checklists and calculators In-depth profiles of elder law lawyers in your area Book jacket.