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What You Need to Know About Social Security

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-09-30 - BASICS discusses most-often asked questions about Social Security including retirement disability survivors benefits - Society of Certified Senior Advisers.

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An updated version of the BASICS brochure has been released by the Society of Certified Senior Advisers. BASICS discusses some of the most-often asked questions about Social Security including retirement, disability, survivor's benefits & much more.

The Society of Certified Senior Advisers has released an updated version of the BASICS brochure. BASICS answers some of the most often-asked questions about Social Security, Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicaid, senior housing, in-home care and long-term care insurance. This informative and easy-to-read, 38-page booklet was inspired by our Certified Senior Advisers (CSAs), who have taken the time to learn about the complexity of aging and how to help seniors find the tools to navigate that journey.

Excerpt from BASICS:

"The Social Security Retirement Program was designed as a financial "safety net" for retired workers and their families. There are five major segments: Retirement, Disability and SSI, Survivor's Benefits and Medicare."

The BASICS guide will answer all your latest questions on Social Security, including:

1. How do I qualify for Social Security

2. Are my retirement benefits figured on my last five years of income

3. Do I have to apply to Social Security benefits

4. Can I still receive my benefits if I am working

5. Do I have to pay income tax on my Social Security income

6. and much more

This guide is available electronically or in printed format for Certified Senior Advisers only. CSAs can use this to pass along to their senior clients. This critical information will not only help them to age well but will genuinely make a difference in their lives. To view a sample of this full color brochure, please visit

The Society of Certified Senior Advisers (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens. Please visit the Free Resources section of the CSA website,

About SCSA - SCSA's mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors and how these factors work together. CSAs are able to integrate this into their professional practices, no matter what field they're in. They've learned how incredibly gratifying it is to help seniors achieve their goals, and the seniors they've worked with have learned how important it is to work with someone who truly understands their age-related circumstances. For more information about SCSA and its educational course, please visit

SCSA educates professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. That means understanding the key health, social & financial factors that are important to seniors "so you can find success in the senior market.

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