Welcome to our Calendar of Events!

This calendar includes opportunities for learning and connection from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center, the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families, and several other organizations across Wisconsin. (NOTE: Opportunities from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center are noted with a blue ribbon on the calendar below.)

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For a complete listing of Regional Events and Support Groups, please visit the Wisconsin Family Connections Center Eventbrite Page.

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For information about Recorded Webinars, Upcoming Live Webinars, Courses, and Conferences, please visit the Champion Classrooms.

Events are added as information is made available to us. If you’d like to share an upcoming event with us, please contact us at info@wifamilyconnectionscenter.org.

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SSA Webinar – Who is eligible to receive Social Security Survivors Benefits?

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Survivor benefits are benefits paid to the surviving spouse and dependents of a deceased worker.  Beneficiaries include widows, widowers (and divorced widows and widowers), and children who qualify.  A surviving spouse, surviving divorced spouse, unmarried child, or dependent parent may be eligible for monthly survivor benefits based on the deceased worker’s earnings.

The earliest a widow or widower can start receiving Social Security survivor benefits is based on age. Widows’ or widowers’ benefits based on age can start any time between the age of 60 and full retirement age as a survivor. If a person receives widow’s or widower’s benefits and will qualify for a retirement benefit that’s more than their survivor’s benefit, they can switch to their own retirement benefit as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. Did you know that a divorced spouse of a worker who dies could get benefits the same as a surviving spouse, provided the marriage lasted 10 years or more? Benefits paid as a surviving divorced spouse will not affect the benefit amount for other survivors getting benefits on the worker’s record.

The rules are complicated and vary depending on the situation. This is why you will want to join us for this very informative training session on Survivors’ Benefits. Elders in your community may be entitled to a Survivors’ benefit.

Did you know that a dependent grandchild or step-grandchild of a worker may qualify for benefits if they meet certain qualifications? Such as, did the worker (grandparent) legally adopt their grandchild or step grandchild?  Or is the grandchild’s natural or adoptive parent disabled or deceased?  This training session is an opportunity to learn about SSA’s Grandparents’ benefits for you and your Tribal community.