Andrew Hardwick, a Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration, will present a special program, “Understanding Social Security and Medicare,” on Monday, February 13, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
Hardwick will provide an overview of Social Security retirement and the Medicare program. Learn how and when to apply to receive maximum benefits; the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D; and online tools at the Social Security Administration’s website. He will also talk about survivor and disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Get tips on ways to increase Social Security benefits and learn how to access one’s work record online. Hardwick will also talk about the effects of work or other pensions on Social Security benefits and whether or not a divorced spouse can qualify for benefits under their ex-spouse. Those attending the program will leave with a better understanding of how benefits are calculated and who is entitled to receive benefits.
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 Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.