Social Security

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Social Security
Table of Contents
Social Security Guide
Background Material on Social Security Law
Relationship of Past Earnings to Benefits Received
Benefit Adjustments, Reductions, Deductions, and Suspensions
Spouse Benefits
Child Benefits
Benefits Based on Disability
Administrative Claims Adjudication Process
Judicial Review of Agency Decisions
Representation by Lawyers and Others

Background Material on Social Security Law[edit | edit source]

General References[edit | edit source]

Who receives benefits and under what circumstances[edit | edit source]

Relationship between payments in and benefits received. Key terminology and legal issues.

Main Article: Relationship of Past Earnings to Benefits Received

Program History[edit | edit source]

Important stages in the program's evolution and the politics that shaped them.

Retirement Benefits[edit | edit source]

Derivative Benefits for Spouses[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Benefits Payable to an Insured Worker's Spouse

Derivative Benefits for Children[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Benefits Payable to an Insured Worker's Children

Effect of Age and Continuing Earnings on Benefits[edit | edit source]

Main Article: The Effect of Age, Continuing Earnings, and Other Factors on Benefit Amount

Disability Benefits – The Standard[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Benefits Based on Disability

Disability Benefits – The Administrative Process[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Administrative Claims Adjudication Process

Judicial Review[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Judicial Review of Agency Decisions

Representation by Attorneys and Others[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Representation by Lawyers and Others

Relationship between Social Security and Other Earnings Replacement Programs[edit | edit source]