Social Security for Everyone

Social Security for Everyone

2021-2022 Edition

Carl W. Battle


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All the essential information everyone should know about social security, from maximizing benefits to planning and budgeting for a healthy, happy retirement. 

Nearly 70 million American citizens—1 in 5 people in the US—receive social security benefits each month, and that number is increasing rapidly. With so many people drawing from the system, it's critical for anyone about to start receiving benefits to be well-informed and prepared, and for anyone already receiving social security to make sure they're aware of how to maximize their benefits and to plan ahead for the future. 

In Social Security for Everyone, lawyer and bestselling author Carl W. Battle's clear, matter-of-fact explanations will prepare any reader to deal with and understand every aspect of social security benefits. Important topics covered include:

  • How to apply for social security
  • Why many people never receive social security benefits
  • How to maintain independence while receiving social security benefits
  • Breakdowns of social security benefits for families, survivors, and the disabled
  • Taxes and social security and how they interact
  • How to manage and deal with the Social Security Administration
Social Security for Everyone also includes dozens of crucial charts, graphs, and tables to help readers plan for retirement, budget for different situations, and maximize their benefits. It's essential reading for anyone preparing to use social security benefits and everyone who is already receiving social security, as well as anyone who wants to know more about this invaluable system. 


Carl W. Battle:
Carl W. Battle is senior vice president and chief patent counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company. He has served as president of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association and as a director with the American Intellectual Property Law Association Scholarship Fund. He has written several self-help legal and business books, including the bestselling Legal Forms for Everyone (Allworth Press). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.