Get ready for retirement with planning tools and tips to help you apply for Medicare and Social Security.
Social Security and how it works
Social Security provides a source of income when you retire or if you cannot work due to a disability. It may also provide benefits for your legal dependents after your death.
Medicare: how it works and how to enroll
Find out about Medicare for people 65 and older or who qualify because of illness or disability.
Food assistance programs for older adults
Learn about food assistance programs for people 60 and older and how to apply.
Use Social Security retirement calculators to estimate your benefits
Knowing how much you may receive from Social Security is important for retirement planning. Social Security’s benefit calculators give you a preview of your future payments.
Retirement planning tools
Find online tools and worksheets to help you create a retirement plan.
Getting Social Security benefits if you are living outside the U.S.
Most U.S. citizens can get Social Security benefits while visiting or living outside the U.S. Find out if you qualify.
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