Learn about Social Security changes affecting Sussex seniors

Georgetown, DE (Jan. 16, 2019): One of the most important federal benefits for American seniors is Social Security. But complex and ever-changing rules can be difficult to follow, especially for retirees, the disabled and those planning their financial future – and who need benefits to be consistent.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will host a presentation at its next meeting, at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in which Social Security Administration representative Matthew Baxter will give a presentation titled, “Social Security 101”.  Mr. Baxter will review the history and purpose of the Social Security Administration; discuss eligibility criteria for all benefit programs (Social Security also offers disability benefits for individuals aged 18 years and older, and survivor benefits for children and spouses); address concerns about the future solvency of programs; and highlight services available through Social Security’s website. The meeting will be held at the County Administrative Offices West Complex, 22215 N. DuPont Boulevard, in Georgetown.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.

The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.

For more information, visit the Committee’s page at sussexcountyde.gov/boards-committees.


Media Contact

Scott Phillips, Committee member
(302) 228-9825