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Social Security / Medicare

Social Security is a benefit sponsored by the U.S. federal government. It provides retirement, disability, survivor, or medical benefits depending on your earnings over the years while you are covered under the Social Security system.

Medicare is health care coverage provided by the U.S. federal government. It consists of hospital coverage (Part A), and doctor and laboratory cost coverage (Part B).

Who is eligible?

You participate in Social Security and Medicare regardless of your Rensselaer status.

Last modified: April 3, 2007
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