The Bernan Press edition of the Social Security Handbook: Overview of Social Security Programs, 2009 contains information about the benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration. The Handbook includes the provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act), Code of Federal Regulations sections issued under the Act (Title 20, Chapter III and Title 42, Chapter IV), and precedential case decisions (rulings). New regulations and amendments to regulations are published in the Federal Register. The completely updated Handbook, organized by section number, is a readable, easy-to-understand reference for understanding complex Social Security programs and services. It contains information on: _ How Social Security programs are administered _ Who is and isn't covered under retirement, survivors, disability, and hospital insurance programs _ Who is responsible for submitting the necessary evidence to support a claim _ How claims are processed by the Social Security office _ What Social Security benefits are owed to you _ How to obtain information about your rights under Social Security policy _ And much more!