The following statutes can be found in the United States Code (U.S.C.). The print version of the U.S. C. is located on the 1st floor of Gould Law Library (KF61.A2). Theses statutes also have corresponding Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) provisions. The C.F.R. is also located on the first floor of the Gould Law Library (KF70.A3). The online version of both the U.S.C. and the C.F.R. can be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.
The aim of the ADEA is to prevent age discrimination in the workplace. The ADEA prohibits statutorily qualified employers from discriminating against workers 40 years of age or older based upon their age in terms of hiring, firing, compensation or conditions of employment.
ERISA established minimum standards for pension and health plans in the private sector. The purpose of ERISA is to protect the interests of employees who participate in such plans.
Medicaid, 42 U.S.C. §1396 et seq., 42 C.F.R. Parts 430-456
Program operated by the federal government that covers medical expenses for low income persons who are either: elderly, disabled or blind. Every state participates in this program and pays a portion of the medical expenses.
Medicare, 42 U.S.C. §1395 et seq, 42 C.F.R. §400.200 et seq. and 42 C.F.R. §475.100 et seq.
Federally funded health care program for individuals 65 years of age and older. Medicare is comprised of three programs: Part A which covers hospitalization and short term nursing care; Part B which covers doctors’ fees; and Part D which covers prescription drugs. It should be noted that Medicare does not always cover every type of medical cost.
Social Security , 42 U.S.C. § 401 et seq., 20 C.F.R. Part 404, et seq., 20 C.F.R. Part 404, et seq.
Official Name: Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits
Provides retirement benefits to eligible retirees based upon a retiree’s employment history. It also provides benefits to a retiree’s surviving spouse, and surviving children under the age of eighteen.
Is a federally funded welfare program that provides monthly income to certain eligible elderly, disabled or blind individuals who have limited income or financial resources.