Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 4, 1965 · Page 13
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 13

Ironwood, Michigan
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Wednesday, August 4, 1965
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN THIRTEEN Medicare and Social Security: 2 Most Americans Are Eligible For Health Benefits at 65 By JOHN TBOAN NEA Special Writer (Second of a series) Born before 1903? You're as- Burcd of Medicare benefits even If you've never paid a cent in Social Security taxes. However, those born in 1903 9r later must have credit for a certain amount of work under Social Security to qualify for health benefits upon reachin g ft£6 65. This working period ranges from 1VS) to 10 years. Generally the older you are the less Social Security coverage you'll need Also, women need fewer "credits" than men. Some people are excluded from Medicare — chiefly r e d - ernl workers and their dependents who arc enrolled in the health plan established for them oy the Federal Employes Health Benefits Act of 1959. Marines Stage Fheir 1st Raider Mission of War By JOHN T. WHEELER HAN SON CHA Island, South Viet Nam (AP) — The American Marines stirred small swirls of phosphorescent light as they paddled silently through the South China Sea on their first raider mission of the Viet Nam war. Driving rain engulfed the seven rubber boats as they were launched from a Navy landing craft at 9:30 p.m. About 900 yards from the mountainous island • where intelligence had reported a Viet Cong infiltration nisi guerrillas might be on the| island 12 miles north of Da! Nang. ! The 54 Marines were on their own. If they hit a strong Viet Cong force, no help could come before dawn — more than nine hours away. Capt. Patrick Collins of Grosse He. Mich., commanded the raiding party from his reconnaissance company. "The damn rain's a blessing," Also excluded: (1) aliens who haven't been admitted to t h e United .states for perma n e n t residence; (2) other aliens who haven't lived in the United States continuously for the five years just before filing a Medi care claim; (3) members of subversive organizations, and (4) persons convicted of such high crimes as sabotage, espionage and sedition. But if a federal employe o r an alien who would otherwise be excluded happens —because of some previous employment- to be entitled to Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits, he's eligible for Medicare. Medicare benefits start July l, 1966. At the same time, extra health benefits become available to persons who buy supplemental insurance through the U.S. government. This supplemental health insurance will be offered to anyone 65 or older who is eligible for basic Medicare benefits. Also, to federal employes wh o can't qualify for the basic benefits. Under the Social Security law. the so-called Kerr-Mllls p r o gram offers needy persons past 65 fr?e health benefits even if not on relief. But these have nothing to do with previous employment under Social Security, and each state sets its own rules. This program is to be expanded after this year, chiefly to include needy children und e r 21 and their parents. (More about that in a later article.) To draw cash benefits, credit for a certain amount of work under Social Security is r e - quired. Social Security credits are called "quarters of coverage." A quarter is any three-month period beginning Jan. 1, April 1, July 1 or Oct. 1. Ordinarily, a worker who is paid at least $50 in such a period gets credit one quarter of coverage " ™ ro you get credit for a full four quarters a year provided your net earnings are at least $400 Otherwise, no credit. Self-employment has b e en covered by Social Security since Jan. 1, 1951; most other work, since Jan. 1, 1937. Once you add up 40 quarters of coverage — equal to 10 years of work under Social Se- he said. "We should make it! curitv — vou are " full y in ' close to shore without being seen." The dim mountain mass of Han Son Cha loomed ahead. A Marine rifleman muttered, "Thank God we don't have to do. this every night." | Then all talking ceased except! the whispered commands from ! Collins and the coxswains in the rubber rafts, strung out at five- yard intervals. Many of the men were new to the reconnaissance outfit, replacements for a unit that has suffered proportionally higher casualties than any other single American combat unit in Viet Nam. The rain slackened and then stopped. Ahead was a narrow beach. One boat with a machine gun lashed onto the bow went in ahead as scout. During the agonizing moments that followed an enemy could have wiped out the small party with ease. Then a red light flashed from the beach. The way was clear. The small boats formed in two sured " With minor exceptions, To Get Medicare The table below shows how many "quarters of coverage" are needed to qualify for Medicare benefits (chiefly hospital and nursing-home care) under Social Security. Quarter* Net4«d Men—Women YtarOf Birth 1902 or earlier .;. 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 190) 1909 .u VI 0 6 9 12 15 U 21 0 6 9 12 15 1> 19 Same offer retirement benefits this guarantees you will get lines three abreast and the pad-1 some monthly benefit when you cilers moved swiftly over the retire Or if you should die, last 50 yards of water. The Marines beached their boats and charged inland to take up defensive positions. Two elements were sent out on night patrol to fix if possible any Viet Cong camp on the mile-square but mostly straight up and down island. The remainder rotated watches and slept on the beach. Renewed rain made life miserable and sleep difficult. Reconnaissance companies are made up wholly of volunteers. At 6 a.m. two fresh patrols were sent out. One headed by Lt. Carmine S. Del Grosso of Manhattan, New York, was to cover the western half of the island. After passing by the crest of the 225-foot tallest peak, Del Grosso split his group in two. Gunnery Sgt. Daniel H. Miller of Reading, Pa., went down toward the rocky coast to check for caches in caves while the rest of the element searched tangled jungle along the step slopes. Miller, part American Indian and veteran of both World War II and Korea, moved cautiously, examining trails to see how long •go branches had been cut and picking up odd clues left by earlier visitors, for examination by Intelligence experts at Da Nang. The day's search turned up no Viet Cong but unearthed a concealed Communist trail up one side of the mountain mass. One Marine was evacuated by helicopter after he was attacked by a swarm of bees. A second deeply slashed his leg while cutting through the undergrowth with a machete. Collins is convinced the tactic will help In the future. In part it plays the Viet Cong's own game — striking swiftly and unexpectedly and pulling out before the enemy can mass large forces for •'counterattack. your eligible survivors (widow, children, dependent p a r - ents) will receive month 1 y checks. Men born after 1925 and women after 1928 need 40 quarters to be "fully insured." For older workers, the requirement is lower. The minimum is six quarters — for men born before 1893 and women born before 1896. A new provision applies specifically to retirees and widows 72 or older. They may qualify for benefits with as few as three quarters of coverage. For disability benefits, the rules again differ. Generally, a person who is so disabled he can't work may draw such benefits provided the disability is expected to last at least 12 months (or to result in death) and he has Social Security credit for at least five years of work during the 10 years preceding disability. For some persons blind e d before age 31, as little as a year and a half of Social Security credits may now be enough to make them eligible. Where there are young children, survivors' benefits are payable if a worker was "currently insured" even though not "fully insured" when he died. To be currently insured a worker must have had six quarters of coverage Va years — during the three years precedi n g death. If some of this leaves you a bit bewildered, don't worry. We'll detail each benefit as we go along, so you'll know e x- actly what you're entitled t o and when. Farmer Is Killed BELLEVILLE (AP) — Stubby Moore, 50, a Belleville farmer, was killed Monday when the tractor he was using to pull stumps flipped over on him. EXTENDED WORE WEEKS DRAWINGS WILL BE HELD WCH MONDAY FOLLOWING EACH DRAWING PERIOD IN MILWAUKEE-JULY 26, AUG. 2 WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED THE FOLLOWING WEEK. Nothing to buy...Nothing to write...Just Register! V« FORD MUSTANG or a REAL LIVE WESTERN MOSTAN could corral a lively during Red Owl's... Ineligible.) REGISTER AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE, NO PURC LUCKY WINNERS will receive a beautiful 1965 FORD MUSTANG HARDTOP, rs "Mustang Round-Up"!—or—You can ride off into the sunset on a real LIVE M l_ if you're the big winner! NECESSARY ail, just for registering in Red Owt't . . . saddle and bridle included... RED OWL INSURED GROUND The freshest, leanest Ground Beef is always at Red in quality beef, with just enough fat to add moisture and flavor- perfect for hamburgers, meat loaf or casseroles, and a special buy this week, one pound for dinner, and one for the freezer! c They're here! The pick of the crop . .. California Elberta Peaches! Now's the time to buy for canning, freezing, or just plain eating! These are firm, golden-fleshed Freestones...the kind you've been waiting for!.. CALIFORNIA ELBE 17-LB. CRATE FRESH STEWING CHICKENSL 3VTL*. BSKT. 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