March 26, 2012 — This week on For Your Benefit, Lester Austin, public affairs specialist at the Social Security Administration, joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot to discuss your Social Security benefits.
how to apply for benefits;
when you should apply;
who is eligible and at what age you should apply.
Austin says that — while people with questions are welcome to visit their local Social Security office and may even set up an appointment to do so — the best way to contact the SSA is on the Web at www.socialsecurity.gov.