Social Security 101

Understanding your Social Security Benefits

As you begin to approach retirement, you may see a flood of information that may or may not be fully accurate.  Josh Weller, a public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration, will provide an educational webinar about benefit options. The session will address Social Security questions including benefits calculations, benefit eligibility factors, application process, an overview of all the different benefits Social Security administers and more.

This class covers many of the common retirement topics including:

  • Eligibility for retirement
  • How age affects retirement benefit
  • How work affects retirement benefit
  • How non-covered pensions (PERA) can potentially affect your Retirement and Survivor benefits.


  • Disability Benefits
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Survivors Benefits
  • Medicare Benefits
  • Government Pension Offset
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Windfall Elimination Provision
  • How to create an online account

2024 Dates

Each webinar runs from 4-5:30 p.m., and offers the same presentation and information for participants. Click on the date to register.

  • Sept. 5 – Virtual through Microsoft Teams, and in-person at PPACG (14 S. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80905)
  • Dec. 12 – Virtual through Microsoft Teams

Per Social Security Administration regulations, recordings of these sessions are not available for on-demand viewing.