Social Security touches the lives of every American and is a vital part of any financial plan. Securing today and tomorrow starts with being informed. In this session with the Social Security Administration:

  • Learn the entitlement factors for retirement, spouse, ex-spouse, and survivor benefits.
  • Gain an understanding of the options to start benefits at various ages and the effect of wages on them.
  • Expand your knowledge of Social Security’s online tools and resources at, including applying for benefits.

To enhance your experience, have your Social Security statement with you by going to

Presented by:

  • Doug Nguyen, Social Security Administration, Regional Communications Director
  • Charo Boyd, Social Security Administration, Public Affairs Specialist

About the Social Security Administration

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history. We are passionate about supporting our customers by delivering financial support, providing superior customer service, and ensuring the safety and security of your information — helping you secure today and tomorrow.