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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

General References

Who receives benefits and under what circumstances

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

Main Article: Relationship of Past Earnings to Benefits Received

Program History

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

Retirement Benefits

Derivative Benefits for Spouses

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

Derivative Benefits for Children

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

Effect of Age and Continuing Earnings on Benefits

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

Disability Benefits – The Standard

Main Article: Benefits Based on Disability

Disability Benefits – The Administrative Process

Main Article: Administrative Claims Adjudication Process

Judicial Review

Main Article: Judicial Review of Agency Decisions

Representation by Attorneys and Others

Main Article: Representation by Lawyers and Others

Relationship between Social Security and Other Earnings Replacement Programs