Social Security: Answers from the experts

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

You may need Social Security when you least expect it and we’re here to make sure our information is always accessible to you.  Whether you’re planning for your retirement years in advance or thinking about applying today, you probably have questions.

Our Frequently Asked Questions web page at has answers to your questions about our programs and services.  We feature our most-asked questions at the top of the page to help you find answers to the most common questions quickly, like:

You can also browse by topics like:

Social Security Payments.

We also have a publications library at with information on many topics.  And we provide each publication in text, audio, and downloadable formats.


Vonda Van Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan.  You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at