The Arizona office of the Social Security Administration hosts a free program about Social Security retirement planning, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Cholla Branch Library, 10050 N. Metro Parkway E.

Jack Burns, Social Security Administration public affairs specialist, will answer questions such as: What are the requirements to receive the benefits; what are some different filing options I have; can I work and get benefits at the same time; how is my benefit calculated (what years are used); how does Medicare fit into my Retirement benefits; and how can I create a personal my Social Security account to see my earnings history and benefit estimates?

The agency recommends that you create a free my Social Security account online at prior to attending.

The program is free, however, pre-registration is recommended. Visit and click on the Calendar tab, then find the program box for July 21.


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