The American Association of Retired Persons in Washington has issued a 36-page booklet designed to help deserving women enter the Social Security system.

"The Social Security Book: What Every Woman Absolutely Needs to Know" covers how to apply for benefits, receiving benefits and appealing a denial. It also explains how benefits are affected by marriage, divorce, death, widowhood, disability and retirement.For a free copy, write Women and Social Security (D14117), AARP Fulfillment (EE0109), 1909 K Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20049.