Our Expert Answers Your Retirement Security Questions

Webster Phillips, Senior Policy AnalystFor nearly 35 years, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has helped thousands of workers and retirees with a broad range of concerns on Social Security including when to file a claim, disability, spousal or survivor benefits or how the monthly payments are calculated.

Answering your questions is Webster Phillips, a Senior Policy Analyst for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for more than a decade, specializing in the Social Security program.  Members of Congress and their staffs routinely turn to him for technical advice on Social Security.  Web previously had a 31 year career at the Social Security Administration, beginning as a claims representative and later as a supervisor at Social Security offices in Illinois. In 1983, Web was selected as a management intern, and began a series of progressively more responsible assignments at the Agency’s headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.  Web’s extensive knowledge of the Social Security program and his experience with the legislative process continues to provide current and future retirees with the most informed and comprehensive answers to their Social Security questions.

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