Free seminars on Social Security benefits

“Social Security After Retirement,” a free, one-hour seminar for anyone anticipating their Social Security benefits or already receiving them, is scheduled for two dates in December and January in Pierce County.

The sessions, a joint service of the Social Security Administration and the county’s  Community Connections Aging and Disability Resource Center, be presented Dec. 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Summit branch of Pierce County Library System (5107 112th St. E.) and Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Pierce County Soundview Building (3611 S. D St. in Tacoma).

The presenter will be Kirk Larson, a public-affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration who has done similar work on television and radio.

The workshop will present strategies to maximize benefits, including when to begin receiving benefits and the advantages of making claims based on spousal work history.  Participants will also learn how to negotiate the rules about working while receiving benefits.