Free workshop in Gig Harbor on benefits

For people planning on receiving Social Security now or in the future, knowing how to make the benefits is critical. A few simple tips can save beneficiaries thousands of dollars. And for those currently receiving Social Security benefits, there may be ways to increase the benefits in the long term.
“Social Security: What You Need To Know” is a free, fast-paced one-hour presentation for anyone anticipating their benefits and those currently receiving benefits. The presenter will be Kirk Larson, Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration.
This informational workshop will be presented from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at the Gig Harbor Active Retirement & Senior Club, 8502 Skansie Ave. in Gig Harbor.
The free workshop will present strategies that can 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, either full or part time, while receiving benefits.
One of the best ways to understand benefits is by opening and using your “mySocial Security” Online Account. Before attending the class participants are encouraged to open an account at, printout, and bring their Social Security Statement.
“Social Security: What You Need To Know” is jointly sponsored by the Social Security Administration, The Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gig Harbor and the Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resource Center. Limited seating; reservations encouraged. RSVP by calling (253) 798-8787. For more information, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.