Social Security

3 p.m. on Friday, May 15

This seminar will cover the purpose and eligibility criteria for all of the Social Security Administration’s benefit programs. Besides retirement benefits, Social Security also offers disability benefits to individuals aged 18 years and older and survivor benefits to children and widowed spouses. Concerns about the future solvency of these programs will be addressed, followed by an overview of the online services available through Social Security’s website. Workers can use these services throughout their careers for financial planning purposes and later, while collecting Social Security, to manage their benefits. Finally, there will be a discussion about how to best protect yourself from the ongoing Social Security telephone scams targeting everyone, regardless of age, living in America. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. This program is relevant to everyone aged 18 years and older.”  

About the Instructor

Matt Baxter is Social Security’s public affairs specialist for Delaware, Maryland, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Matt has been employed by Social Security for over 12 years and has served in his current capacity for 6 years. He coordinates the agency’s outreach efforts throughout his territory. He grew up in Lancaster County, PA and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2006 with a B.A. in International Relations.  Matt and his wife enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and rooting on all of the Philadelphia sports teams.

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