If retirement is on your radar, you will want to be certain that you’re entering this stage of life with a plan in place. Although the future is uncertain, you can rest assured knowing you’ve taken all the necessary steps to secure your future for you and your family. If you’re interested in learning more about Social Security and how these benefits can serve you, the New Jersey State Library has just the opportunity for you.

Planning for retirement can be a difficult and confusing process. So many factors are at play, but one thing that’s for certain is Social Security. On Wednesday, January 25th, the New Jersey State Library will be hosting a webinar explaining the ins and outs of Social Security. The event will take place virtually, and will be held from 12:00-1:30pm. The speaker will be Marcial Hernandez, Jr., a representative of the Social Security Administration. If you’re interested in attending, registration is available online here: Register – NJSL. If you plan on attending, you will need to print your Social Security Statement. You can access these documents by registering online here and creating a My Social Security account.

This informative discussion will cover a wide range of important topics, including:

  • When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
  • How does early retirement affect your benefits?
  • Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?
  • How do you get the most from your benefits?
  • What is the future of Social Security?
  • How do I use my Social Security online account and other online services?
  • When should you file for Medicare?

At the conclusion of the webinar, you can walk away confidently knowing you’ve equipped yourself with some of the critical tools for a wonderful retirement. Attendees are in great hands with Marcial Hernandez, Jr., who has been with the Social Security Administration for over 22 years. Hernandez is a Public Affairs Specialist whose work with the SSA includes community outreach and engagement throughout the State of New Jersey. Throughout his career, he has worked with a variety of community-based organizations, advocacy groups, and the staff of local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote public awareness regarding Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, the issuance of Social Security Numbers, and how to enroll in traditional Medicare.

This event is but a portion of the exciting educational opportunities the New Jersey State Library hosts each month. Throughout the year, the NJSL provides the community with a wide variety of free educational resources and seminars. You can read more about their exciting list of events online here: NJSL – Events.

Whether you’re ready to jump into retirement or just planning for the future, everyone can benefit from learning more about these vital services. If you plan on attending, please be sure to register online as soon as possible. If you have any questions prior to the webinar, please feel free to contact the New Jersey State Library at (609) 278-2640. If you want to take a step towards a more certain future, you won’t want to miss this important conversation!

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