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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Social Security

Links to updates provided by the Social Security Administration and other agencies about economic impact payments, SSA operations, representative payees, contacting an office, scam awareness, and other important information.

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Protect Yourself from Scams and Fraud

Follow the “learn more” link for a list of resources to help you identify, avoid, and report Social Security-related scams and fraudulent activity through phone calls, email and regular mail. Links to other similar scams and other government agencies are included.

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Board Meetings & Events

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Bipartisan Board Urges More Transparency and Better Use of Evidence in Decisions to Close Social Security Field Offices

Today the Social Security Advisory Board issued its latest report, Decisions Regarding Field Office Closures, the first paper in a series examining Social Security’s service to the public.


Shifting Death Data Collection from Social Security to Treasury Could Stop Payments to the Deceased

Amid reports that economic impact payments have been made to deceased people, the Board reiterates its bipartisan recommendation for Congress to transfer responsibility for the collection of death data from the Social Security Administration to the Department of the Treasury.


2020 Trustees Report Incorporates Recommendations to Improve Presentation from the Board-Commissioned 2019 Technical Panel

Social Security Trustees made changes consistent with the the recent Technical Panel on Assumptions and Method’s recommendations to clearly and effectively communicate the program’s financial status to the public.

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What is SSAB?

The Social Security Advisory Board is a bipartisan, independent federal government agency established in 1994 to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters of policy and administration of  the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income  programs. The Board has seven members, appointed by the President, Senate and House of Representatives.

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Information Technology Systems Expert Panel

The Social Security Advisory Board has appointed an independent, expert panel to review Social Security’s efforts to modernize its information technology (IT), which is essential to delivering effective service to the public. The Information Technology Systems Expert Panel (“Panel”) will utilize their expertise and experience to examine progress and key initiatives of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) IT Modernization Plan, including how systems processes are developed, modified and used by SSA.