How to maximize your Social Security benefits | Pierce County

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is hosting the workshop on Dec. 3.

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 4:37pm
  • Life

Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement plans for most Americans. The program continues to evolve and for individuals preparing to start their Social Security benefits, changes may impact their retirement plans. With some knowledge and a few simple tips, one might save thousands of dollars.

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, in partnership with the Social Security Administration, will host Social Security Retirement 2019, a fast-paced presentation for anyone currently receiving or anticipating their benefits in the next year. This free informational workshop will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Auditorium, 3629 S. D St. in Tacoma.

This presentation will offer strategies that can maximize benefits, including ideal times to start receiving benefits and advantages of making claims based on spousal work history. Participants will also learn how to negotiate the rules about working, either full- or part-time, while receiving benefits.

Kirk Larson, Western Washington public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, will be presenting. Using his 25 years’ experience working for the agency, Larson has provided important information about retirement and benefits to communities along the west coast.

One of the best ways to understand benefits is by utilizing the “my Social Security” account online. Participants are encouraged to create their personal “my Social Security” account and print out their social security statement before attending this presentation.

This presentation is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information about the presentation call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600 or 1-800-562-0332.

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