Free Social Security program comes to Hardin County
Two free programs in Eldora and Iowa Falls on Wednesday, Aug. 27, are being offered to help local Iowans understand changes in Social Security access and how to set up the new Social Security online accounts. Co-sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education, the first session will be from 10 to 11:30 am at the Eldora Public Library (1202 10th St.), and the second session will be from 12:30 to 2 pm at the Iowa Falls Senior Center (in the Fire Station at 218 River St.). Pre-registrations are required to ensure sufficient participation that the programs are not cancelled.
“It was a fortunate case of timing that we were able to get Social Security Administration officials to Hardin County to offer these important programs,” says Deb Sabin, IVCE Hardin County Coordinator. “Effective Aug. 1, the Social Security is no longer mailing Social Security printouts and card replacements, and effective Oct. 1 they will no longer mail benefit verification letters. The Social Security information and transactions will all take place online, and individuals must set up a “my Social Security” account to participate. Iowans of all ages and income levels need this information!”
In addition to walking participants through the steps to set up a “my Social Security” online account, the presenter will explain how to get replacement Social Security cards, how to get benefit information letters, and where to find a wealth of other important information.
Questions and pre-registrations can be directed to Deb Sabin at 648-8621 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Eldora program, please refer to course number PFD-3000-1 and for the Iowa Falls program, please refer to course number PFD-3000-2.