When celebrating “Star Wars” day, it can be easy to picture the space warriors in their original state, the way they have been captured on film. But consider this: May also is Older Americans’ Month. That may be more fitting than you realize, since the heroes of Star Wars first burst into pop culture “a long time ago.”
You don’t have to have the wisdom of a Jedi or the knowledge of a droid to figure out retirement benefits. If you’re planning ahead for a distant retirement, visit the Retirement Estimator to get an instant, personalized estimate of your future retirement benefits. Blast off to www.socialsecurity.gov/estima
If you’re ready to apply now for retirement benefits, just go online.
It’s so easy, and you can do it faster than the Millennium Falcon can outrun Imperial fighters — in as little as 15 minutes at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline.
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This May, may the “fourth” be with you. And remember: the benefits will be with you … always.
The Tyler office is at 5509 S. Donnybrook. Our telephone number is 1-800-772-1213.
Leo Rossler is a Social Security district manager based in Tyler.