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ELD-401: Social Security and Medicare Law

3 credits

Upper Level in categories: Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, Financial Planning, Legal Studies, or Human Resources

This course has been evaluated and recommended for 3 credits by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), and may be transferred to over 1,500 colleges and universities.



Welcome to LawShelf’s video course on Social Security and Medicare, two massive government programs designed primarily to assist seniors and both funded by federal payroll taxes. Social Security provides financial assistance to older Americans who have retired, disabled workers, and even families who have experienced the death of a breadwinner. Most retired Americans are also eligible for Medicare, a government-subsidized health insurance program that is primarily for the benefit of people 65 and older.

The first module looks at the roots of the Social Security Act, how a person can apply for a Social Security number, the different components to, and offerings of, Social Security, and Social Security’s importance to the United States. 



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Part1, Module 1: Overview of Social Security


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Part 1, Module 2: Social Security Retirement Benefits


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Part 1, Module 3: Social Security and Disability Benefits


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Part 1, Module 4: Families and Social Security Benefits


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Part 1, Module 5: Appealing a Social Security Benefits Decision


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Part 2, Module 1: Medicare Eligibility and Overview


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Part 2, Module 2: Medicare Coverage Choices


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Part 2, Module 3: Medicare Part A: Hospital Insurance


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Part 2, Module 4: Medicare Part B: Medical Insurance


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Part 2, Module 5: Medicare Part D-Prescription Drugs