Social Security presentation offers residents tips

Individuals preparing to start their Social Security benefits should know how current and future changes may impact their retirement. Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is offering a fast-paced presentation for residents interested in advanced knowledge and simple tips about Social Security that can save thousands of dollars.

“Social Security Retirement 2021” is for anyone currently receiving benefits or anticipating their benefits in the year ahead. The presentation will be offered from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4, both online and by telephone:; Telephone: 253-215-8782 or 888-788-0099; Webinar ID: 929 5577 6796.

The workshop will offer strategies to maximize benefits including when to begin receiving benefits and the advantages of making claims based on spousal work history, according to the announcement. Participants will also learn how to negotiate the rules about working, either full or part-time, while receiving benefits. According to recent research from the National Institute on Retirement Security, about 40 percent of older Americans rely exclusively on Social Security for retirement income. Get started early and sign up for a “mySocial Security” account, Before the presentation, participants should use this new account to review their Social Security statement. The presenter, Kirk Larson, is available to help at the end if needed. Larson is a western Washington public affairs specialist with over 25 years’ experience in technical and supervisory roles at the Social Security Administration.

This presentation is sponsored by the Pierce County Human Services Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Social Security Administration. It is free, and there is no need to RSVP. For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 253-798-4600 or 800-562-0332.


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