In the familiar pamphlet form of Your Income Tax -- and written by the same man, this is a study of all aspects of social security, law, interpretation, application- and how to make it the basis of your financial security. He views social security as contributing to two phases of old age- security insurance and retirement. He shows exactly what is involved, who can collect social security, what and how much it consists of, how to compute your own returns, how to be sure of getting all the benefits, what are the dangers of misunderstanding its terms, nullifying its application, and so on. In discussing it as a keystone to retirement, he suggests supplementary ways to prepare for that period,- the importance of retirement insurance, of investment in E bonds, the special privileges of veterans, etc. There's a question and answer section, too. In seeing only galley proof it is difficult to know how practical a reference book this is, what type of index system is involved, and so on. But there is need for it.