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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, right, addresses an audience at a seminar titled "What Every Woman Should Know about Social Security and Other Topics of Interest," held May 16 at Woodbury City Hall. At right is attorney Denise Tataryn, who also spoke at the seminar.
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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, right, addresses an audience at a seminar titled "What Every Woman Should Know about Social Security and Other Topics of Interest," held May 16 at Woodbury City Hall. At right is attorney Denise Tataryn, who also spoke at the seminar. Submitted photo

Bachmann hosts seminar geared for women

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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

On Saturday, May 16, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann hosted a seminar titled "What Every Woman Should Know about Social Security and Other Topics of Interest" at Woodbury City Hall.

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The forum included remarks by Rhonda Whitenack from the U.S. Social Security Administration and Denise Tataryn, an attorney from Manfield, Tanick and Cohen, specializing in ERISA law. Bachmann put the forum together to respond to increasing concerns around Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District.

"As my staff and I meet with constituents across the Sixth District, we've noticed that many women have very specific questions about Social Security and family finances -- particularly at some of the most difficult times in their lives, such as in divorce or with the loss of their lives, such as in divorce or with the loss of their husband," Bachmann said.

The various Social Security benefits for women and their children were explained by Whitenack, who also answered questions about particular situations regarding divorce and widow benefits.

Whitenack had also participated in a telephone town hall with Bachmann in the week prior to the forum.

Tataryn explained the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which places requirements on employee pension and benefit plans.

Staff members from the congresswoman's office were available to discuss specific issues that attending constituents might have.

Her constituent service officers are trained to act as liaisons between federal agencies, like Social Security and Sixth District constituents.

Questions regarding the forum or requests for more information can be directed to Bachmann's Woodbury district office at (651) 731-5400.

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