Social Security Specialist to Speak at First Colony Branch Library

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Andrew Hardwick, a Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration, will present a special program, “Understanding Social Security & Medicare,” on Tuesday, February 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Meeting Room at the First Colony Branch Library.

Hardwick will provide an overview of Social Security retirement and the Medicare program. Learn how and when to apply for maximum Social Security benefits; when to file for Medicare; and how to use online tools at the Social Security Administration’s website. Get a better understanding of how early retirement affects benefits. Hardwick will also talk about disability, survivors, and spouse benefits.

Those attending the program are encouraged to go to the Social Security Administration website to create an account and print out a Social Security statement prior to the program.

Hardwick has worked for the Social Security Administration for more than 40 years, and has won numerous communication awards during that time. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in psychology.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to attend. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library at 281-238-2800 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.