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The Civil Service Retirement Act, which became effective on August 1, 1920, established a retirement system for certain Federal employees. The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) is a defined benefit, contributory retirement system. Employees and ...
These benefits are paid to a worker's biological child, adopted child or dependent stepchild. In some cases, the child also could be eligible for benefits based on his or her grandparents' or stepgrandparents' earnings. To receive this benefit, a...
These benefits are paid to the disabled surviving divorced spouse of a worker who had earned enough Social Security credits. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be divorced from a deceased spouse and meet the following requirem...
These benefits are paid to the disabled widow or widower of a deceased worker who had earned enough Social Security credits. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must meet the following requirements: Be at least age 50, but not ...
These are benefits paid to divorced spouses of workers who are receiving (or are eligible to receive) Social Security benefits. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must meet the following requirements: Be at least 62 years old ...
These are benefits paid to divorced spouses of workers who are receiving (or are eligible to receive) Social Security benefits. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must meet the following requirements: Be at least 62 years old ...
A surviving spouse or child may receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255 if they meet certain requirements. Generally, the lump-sum is paid to the surviving spouse who was living in the same household with the worker when he or she died. I...
Medicare is a health insurance program for people who meet the following requirements: Are age 65 or older, Receive Social Security Disability benefits, or People with kidney failure may also qualify for Medicare. For more informatio...
States have programs for people with limited income and resources that pay some or all of their Medicare premiums and may pay Medicare deductibles and coinsurance. For more information visit: http://www.medicare.gov/contacts/staticpages/msps.aspx....
These are benefits paid to the surviving spouse or surviving divorced spouse of an insured worker. To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements: Be unmarried Meet the marriage duration requirement ...
These are benefits paid to the dependent parent of a deceased worker who had earned enough Social Security credits. To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements: Be at least age 62 Have not married ...
To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements: Have earned enough Social Security credits Are at least age 62 throughout the first month of entitlement ...
Special benefits can be paid to certain World War II veterans. These include veterans who served in the active U.S. military from September 16, 1940 through July 24, 1947. It also includes Filipino veterans who served in the organized military of the...
These are benefits paid to the spouse of a worker who receives Social Security Retirement or Disability benefits. To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements: Be married for at least one year to someo...
These are benefits paid to the divorced spouse of a deceased worker who had earned enough work credits. To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements: Be at least age 60 Be divorced from the deceased...
These are benefits paid to the widow or widower of a deceased worker who had earned enough work credits. To qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements: Be at least age 60 Be the widow or widower of a...
Congress set up PBGC to insure the defined-benefit pensions of working Americans. Defined-benefit pension plans are traditional pensions that pay a certain amount each month after you retire. If you have a pension from a private-sector job, you are p...