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Workshop will cover basics of Social Security

The Social Security Administration will provide a “Social Security 101” workshop at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the John H. Miller Community Center, 2900 Park Road.

The program is free and open to the public but reservations are requested.

The Social Security Administration is tasked with keeping accurate earning records of all 170 million-plus American workers. When a worker decides to retire, Social Security is an important part of everyone’s retirement plan. This workshop will provide the follow information:

• Benefits for retired workers, dependents, survivors and disabled workers

• Medicare A/B enrollment

• Essentials of early vs. late retirement options

• Working while getting benefits

• Basics of disability benefits

• New online retirement planning tools, such as the mySocialSecurity account for estimates (and current beneficiaries.

Theresa Busher, Social Security public affairs specialist, will address how America’s largest domestic family protection program affects people. She will provide information and planning tools to those thinking about retirement or currently planning their retirement from the workforce.

Event sponsors will provide resource tables with information to assist in retirement planning. Sponsors include Smith Harvey Law, Edward Jones Investments-Gena Hartman, LifeStream Services, Reid Health Alliance, and Union Savings and Loan trust department.

The event is part of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce’s special Legislative Series. Reservations can be made online through the Chamber’s website at FayetteINchamber.com or by calling the Chamber office at 765-825-2561.