Social Security 101: What's in it for me?

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Aired on Thursday, March 10, 2011, Brian Simpson, a public affairs specialist from the Social Security Administration hosted an interactive broadcast for young adults titled "Social Security 101: What's in it for Me?". If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch the recorded video below. We encourage you to share it with other college students and young workers in your community! To view the current version click here.

Your Unanswered Questions...Answered

While we were able to answer some of your questions live during the event, we received more than 200!

Here are answers to questions we weren't able to get to that day.

The Buzz...What Are People Saying About the Event?

Thumbnail of Brian Simpson, a Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration on WRAL TV News"The Social Security Administration is using social media like Twitter and Facebook to reach out to younger Americans."
- WRAL News
On March 21, Brian Simpson, a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in the North Carolina area was interviewed live on WRAL TV News in Raleigh to talk about Social Security's webinars and social media participation.
Watch the Inteview

"The Social Security Administration hosted a webinar for 20-somethings [on March 10, 2011] about what Social Security is doing for young people. The program, entitled “Social Security 101: What’s in it for me?”, aimed to explain to workers under 30 what the 4.2 percent of their paychecks that are being withheld as FICA and OASDI taxes in 2011 are doing for them. Here are the services the Social Security program is providing to young workers."
- From U.S. News and World Report, "How Generation Y Benefits From Social Security"

"Very good and concise presentation!"
- survey respondent

"Excellent Q&A"
- survey respondent

When surveyed, 98% of the live viewers reported that the overall value of the webinar was "excellent" or "good"

Which Schools Tuned In?

Alabama
Lawson St. Community Coll.
Auburn U.
Arizona
Cochise Coll.
California
Rio Hondo Coll.
Palomar Coll.
California St. U., Northridge
Golden Gate U.
San Diego St. U.
U. of California, Merced
U. of Redlands
Coastline Community Coll.
Cabrillo Coll.
Humboldt St. U.
U. of Laverne
California St. U., Fullerton
Colorado
Frontrange Community Coll.
U. of Northern Colorado
District of Columbia
Gallaudet U.
Florida
U. of Florida
Idaho
U. of Idaho
Illinois
Western Illinois U.
Roosevelt U.
Indiana
U. of Southern Indiana
Taylor U.
Indiana U.
Kentucky
U. of Kentucky, KY
Louisiana
Xavier U. of Louisiana
Northwestern St. U. of Louisiana
Louisiana St. U., Shreveport
Maryland
Johns Hopkins U.
Michigan
Saginaw Valley St. U.
U. of Michigan
Madonna U.
Minnesota
U. of Minnesota
Minnesota St. U., Moorhead
Missouri
Saint Louis U.
Mississippi
Mississippi St. U.
North Dakota
North Dakota St. U.
New Mexico
New Mexico St. U.
New York
The Coll. of Saint Rose
Jamestown Community Coll., SUNY
Touro Coll.
Hunter Coll.
The Coll. of New Rochelle
Oklahoma
Tulsa Community Coll.
Oregon
Western Oregon U.
Oregon St. U.
Pennsylvania
Penn St.
Shippensburg U.
Rhode Island
Johnson & Wales U.
South Carolina
Clafin U.
Texas
Southwest Texas Junior Coll.
Texas A & M
U. of Houston
Texas A&M U. Commerce
U. of Texas, Austin
U. of Texas Science Center of Houston
U. of Texas - Pan American
Utah
Utah St. U., UT
Washington
Green River Community Coll.
Gonzaga U.
Seattle Community Coll.
Pacific Lutheran U.
U. of Washington
Yakima Valley Community Coll.
Wisconsin
Western Technical Coll.

If you don't see your school here and you watched the webinar, please let us know so we can add you!

Where Did People Watch From?

Top-Viewing States

District of Columbia
California
Texas
Indiana
Illinois

Florida
New York
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Michigan

International Viewers

Mexico
Northern Mariana Islands
Brazil
France
Peru