THE GREAT DEPRESSION completely wiped out the savings accounts and stocks that many Americans were counting on to provides security for their retirement. The young were relatively fortunate; they could start over and build anew. But the elderly did not enjoy this luxury; many lived out their last days in poor houses. To prevent the elderly from ever facing this prospect again, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law what has to be widely regarded as the most important program spawned by this tragic period in American history: the Social Security Act.
Social Security consists of several different plans. The main one is Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI), which provides benefits when a worker retires, become disabled, or is killed. Unlike workers’ compensation benefits, the workers’ disability or death does not have to be job-related in order for the worker or his family to be entitled to Social Security benefits. Social Security also provides health insurance through Medicare, discussed later in this section.
This section discusses your legal rights to Social Security benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicaid (Medical in California). As with many government programs, your rights are determined by a maze or regulations. The material that follows will help you discover just what your rights are in many areas involving Social Security, SSDI, and Medicaid, and State Disability
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