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Understanding Social Security Regular Retirement and Medicare: The Basics

Level: Beginner
Runtime: 65 minutes
Recorded Date: February 25, 2021
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• Social Security Benefits
        - Pros and Cons
        - Critical Issues
        - Eligibility Requirements
        - Bankruptcy
        - Taxation
        - Affordable Care Act (ACA)
• Medicare
        - Benefit Pros
        - Elder Law Issues
        - Subrogation in Civil Litigation
        - Benefit Cons
• Medicare Part B: Deductibles and Premiums
• Medicare Part C: The Private Option
        - Pros & Cons
• Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage        
        - Pros & Cons
• Conclusion

: 1 hour, 6 minutes
Recorded: February 25th, 2021


In this program the expert panel will cover the rules for Social Security and Medicare benefits, starting with important decisions that need to be made as to when to begin receiving Social Security benefits. We will also examine other decisions as to whether and when to begin Medicare benefits. Choices need to be made as to the type of Medicare benefits and the best choices aren't always clear, even to a great attorney.

This program was recorded on February 25th, 2021.

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Devin M. Wang

Lebau & Neuworth, LLC

Devan M. Wang represents clients in Federal and state employment matters, including violations of Federal and state wage-and-hour, discrimination and leave laws. He has represented hundreds of workers in collective-action cases for owed minimum wages, commissions, pay for working through lunch breaks and overtime pay. Devan also represents clients in all aspects of the Social Security Disability benefits application and appeals process.

Devan’s most notable recent cases include several separate Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions seeking unpaid overtime wages on behalf of a total of over 600 plaintiffs. He has also successfully represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in areas including disability discrimination under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Most recently, Devan successfully resolved multiple matters involving interference and retaliation claims brought under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Devan is an active member of Maryland Association of Justice, the National Employment Lawyer’s Association and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyer’s Association.

Devan earned his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law, where he focused on disability and employment discrimination. Throughout law school, Devan interned with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, where he worked on its Disability Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity projects and assisted on various disability and employment discrimination cases.

Devan also served as a student attorney with the Washington College of Law’s Disability Rights Clinic. As a student attorney, he represented clients in special-education issues arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), helping to develop and ensure the proper implementation of the students’ IEPs. In addition, he served as Guardian Ad Litem and helped resolve numerous issues with clients’ Social Security Disability benefits.

In his spare time, Devan enjoys all aspects of making homemade apple cider, including building and designing equipment to crush and press fresh apples. He is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time at home reading with his dogs.

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Richard P. Neuworth

Lebau & Neuworth, LLC

Richard Neuworth has been handling personal injury and employment and employee benefit litigation for 35 years. He has extensive experience in employee benefit, discrimination, harassment, personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability cases, successfully representing individuals and groups of employees in significant employment disputes.

An “AV Preeminent-Rated” attorney, he is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in Labor and Employment Law in 2010. He is listed in “Super Lawyers,” as well, in Employee Benefits.

A graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Baltimore Law School, Richard is general counsel to employee organizations and associations.

He is a member of the American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section, Maryland State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section – Section Council since 2006, Maryland State Bar Association – Elder Law Council in 2010, Maryland Association of Justice, Baltimore City Bar Association and National Employment Lawyers Association. He has been the editor in chief of the “Trial Reporter” of the Maryland Association for Justice since 2006.

Richard has presented on the subject of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and Americans for Disabilities Act of 1990 to the Maryland State Bar Association Convention in June 2006 and June 2010. He moderated a program on the new Maryland False Claims Act and federal False Claims Act in June 2015. He presented on both the Maryland False Claims Act and federal False Claims Act in April 2015 for Employment Law Institute.

Richard has lectured on disability benefits and employment issues to diverse groups such as the National MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Lupus Foundation. He has also lectured on the subject of Social Security disability and Maryland Workers Compensation law to those groups, the National Business Institute and the Maryland State Bar Association in September 2010.

He has been an adjunct lecturer on both employment law and Social Security disability as part of the Elder Law course at the University of Maryland Law School from 2005 to the present.

Richard’s publications include course materials sponsored by the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Legal Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) on the subjects of Employment Law and Social Security Disability. His materials on ERISA and Medicare liens were also part of programs sponsored by the Maryland Association of Justice.

He has published articles in the Maryland State Bar Association, “Trial Magazine” and the “Trial Reporter’ of the Maryland Association of Justice on topics that include the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the Private Cause of Action, Employee Termination under the False Claims Act, ERISA Liens and Personal Injury Actions, Medicare, Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Private Cause of Actions, Sexual Harassment, ERISA and Personal Injury Actions.

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