Navigating Social Security Benefits

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: The Eddy Hotel, 4626 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718
Speaker: Elaine Simmons, Partner, Social Security Informed

Handout Available

Registration and cocktails 

5:00pm – 5:15pm


5:15pm – 6:00pm


6:00pm – 7:00pm



by Friday, December 8th

You will be sent a return email confirmation.



About the Program

Did you know that a surviving spouse whose marriage lasted at least nine months can claim widow/widower benefits if they have not remarried before age 60? How about that a deceased ex-spouse’s benefits are sometimes more comprehensive than the Social Security benefits the surviving spouse is currently receiving?

It’s the holidays and we’re opening the gift that keeps on giving: Social Security. We’ll spend our December program with the vibrant, nationally sought after Social Security speaker, Elaine Simmons. She is known for her witty and entertaining presentations, so our goal is for you to sit back, enjoy a drink, and listen to Elaine break down this complex topic in a manner easily understood by all. Topics covered include when to start retirement benefits, maximizing benefits, and understanding the insured status provision for disability benefits.


About the Speaker

Elaine Simmons spent 34+ years working for the Social Security Administration. She was consistently promoted within the agency during this time, ultimately working in 11 different offices throughout many of the southeastern states of the country.

Following her retirement from government service in March of 2010, Elaine started her own independent consulting firm, Social Security by Elaine. Due to her deep understanding of SSA laws and regulations combined with a genuine passion to help individuals make an informed decision regarding this significant asset in retirement, Elaine has earned an elite national reputation as one of the top specialists on her field.

After 11 years of professional success and challenges to keep up with demand for her expertise, Elaine selected a business partner to join her firm and together they launched Social Security Informed in June of 2021.

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