Too Young to Care About Social Security? Think Again!

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This Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 1pm PST / 3pm EST, college students and young professionals will have the opportunity to attend an online webinar hosted by the Social Security Administration. Disability Group Inc., one of the nation’s leading Social Security Disability law firms, would like to encourage all young adults preparing to enter the workforce to attend remotely.

This Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 1pm PST / 3pm EST, college students and young professionals will have the opportunity to attend an online webinar hosted by the Social Security Administration. Disability Group Inc., one of the nation’s leading Social Security Disability law firms, would like to encourage all young adults preparing to enter the workforce to attend remotely.

The Social Security Administration’s latest webinar is called “Social Security 101: What You Need To Know,” and all the information is available on the SSA’s website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars. The website indicates that the interactive broadcast will educate young adults about the importance of planning and saving for retirement, as well as address questions such as “what is the FICA tax?” and “why is Social Security relevant to young people?” According to Michael Webb, an SSA spokesperson for the Seattle field office, the broadcast will also touch upon questions related to disability benefits.

Patrick Ryan, Director of Operations for Disability Group Inc., feels that it’s important for Americans of all ages to know about Social Security Disability benefits. “Social Security is one of the most widely debated topics in our national political arena,” says Ryan. “Understanding how changes to this system affect your friends, family and yourself is imperative to understanding the context of our current political discourse. The earlier you start learning about the benefits you could someday receive, the better! ”

Ryan further states that young adults who take advantage of the opportunities and resources made available to them by the Social Security Administration will be better prepared to understand the ramifications of decision made by current elected officials. Social Security is currently funded through the year 2037, according to the US World & News Report. This means that if the retirement age remains at 67 years old for Americans born after 1960, benefits for those born after 1970 are as yet undetermined, and the situation remains on the Congressional negotiating table, reports Reuters.

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 1.6 million students are expected to graduate with a four-year degree in 2011. The information that the Social Security Administration will offer for free via their website on Thursday may help arm these new workers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their future.

To submit questions in advance for “Social Security 101: What You Need To Know,” visit http://www.ssa.gov/survey/SocialSecurity101Questions.htm. To RSVP for this webinar, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/survey/SocialSecurity101RSVP.htm.

Disability Group Inc was founded on the principles of dignity and respect. We are a national law firm focused exclusively on helping people receive the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. For more information about Social Security, or to see if you qualify for benefits, visit us at http://www.socialsecuritylaw.com

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