Hello Everyone. My name is Mickie Douglas. Since 2003, I have served as a Social Security Public Affairs Specialist. I work with the media, government agencies, businesses, groups and organizations to help them learn how Social Security works. I started at Social Security in 1976 and have had several jobs since then, but being a Public Affairs Specialist is my favorite position. As part of my job, I give Social Security presentations and receive many questions from my audiences. I am sure that their questions are your questions. Please join me in learning the answers to frequently asked questions and developing a solid understanding of how Social Security’s benefits and programs can benefit you, your family and friends.