Social Security Benefits
Most all Americans who have worked will qualify for Social Securty Retirement benefits. Many factors, including how much money you have made, how long you paid in Social Security taxes, and at what age you are retiring, determine how much money you will recieve during your retirement.
For more information on retiring, to estimate how much you will recieve in retirement, or to apply online for benefits click here.
Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that prevents you from working.
For more information or to apply online click here.
Medicare is the country's medical insurance for people age 65 and older. In some circumstances, some can qualify for Medicare earlier. To learn more about Medicare or to apply online click here.
Upon your death, Social Security may pay benefits to surviving members of your family if you and they qualify. Read more here.
SSI is additional income for the elderly, blind, or permanently disabled and some people over 65 who meet income limits. SSI is not paid from the Social Security fund but from the general fund of the federal budget. Read more here.