Why AARP Approved Social Security for Dummies
Rules and regulations muddy and fog up the Social Security process making it difficult to navigate the complex system. Experienced attorneys are usually best to consult whenever trying to apply for Social Security benefits, but books such as, Social Security for Dummies, written by Jonathan Peterson, can be a great resource.
Simply put, Social Security for Dummies is a great starting point. Anyone thinking of entering, or are currently in, the complex world of Social Security should purchase this book. AARP approved Social Security for Dummies for a reason.
Jonathan Peterson, AARP Executive Communication Director, award winning journalist, and author of Social Security for Dummies, does an excellent job summing up, in easy-to-understand language, some of what it takes to tackle the Social Security Administration. It must be stressed, and cannot be stressed enough, that Social Security for Dummies is limited in its ability to fully untangle every aspect of the Social Security system.
Jonathan Peterson does a great job leading readers to raise their own questions and offers links to sources to potentially answer those questions. Younger readers can also explore and uncover detailed information about planning for retirement and how to maximize Social Security benefits. You will gain a better understanding of the overall process by reading this book, and every link provided, but potentially not a complete understanding. That said, note even experienced practitioners and attorneys can be ignorant of amendments made to Social Security rules and regulations. Therefore, use this book as a pipeline to clarify or verify what you are told. As used and adopted by Ronald Regan during U.S.-Soviet Union relations discussions, “Trust, but verify.”
Further, Jonathan Peterson covers how Social Security and Medicare work together in Social Security for Dummies. U.S. citizens must educate themselves further on this topic because of its affect on payments for one’s healthcare. Social Security for Dummies breaks down this complicated relationship into easy-to-understand language. Of course, as said previously, do independent research on this topic.
The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore focuses in Social Security disability benefits and has represented more than 35,000 people in claims for Social Security disability benefits. We can see why AARP has given its stamp of approval. Even though we do not support the following, this book lays ground work for an individual to try and create his or her own claiming strategy. However, there is a difference between great, good, and bad claiming strategies; also, depending on your situation, some strategies may not be best for you. Therefore, we support a strategy of consulting an experienced Social Security attorney.
In conclusion, no matter what your age, purchasing this book will only benefit you or a loved one. No one ever said knowledge is a bad thing; and if someone did, he or she probably tried developing his or her own Social Security claiming strategy.