Rules changed for disability benefits; new applicants no longer eligible if drug addiction or alcoholism is a material factor in disability
August Social Security eligibility ended for most noncitizens (modified in 1997), and eligibility rules for children are
Getting the signature: President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid in July 1965. At his left is former president Harry Truman, who proposed such a program in 1945. In the background, from left: Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Bess Truman.
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April Retirement earnings test eliminated, allowing beneficiaries at or above normal retirement age who continue to work to collect full benefits instead of having them reduced based on