This course teaches you what you need to know to make decisions about Social Security that will affect your bottom line (SS payments) by $1,000 a month, $12,000 a year, or over $76,000 by the time you reach age 85. This course will discuss completing your application for Social Security and determining what benefits you may receive. It also takes a look at the Medicare Program, the ins and outs of disability under Social Security, the Supplemental Security Income program, and Medicaid eligibility. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to make more informed decisions about Social Security.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • What is Social Security?
  • Applying for Social Security
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Medicare Benefits
  • Disability Retirement
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • What is Medicaid?

** Portions of this course were derived from the Social Security Administration website,, and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Photos are taken from the free stock photos found at, used by permission.**