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Protect yourself from fraudulent callers claiming to be from Social Security

If you suspect you were the victim of a fraudulent phone call or email, please contact SSA’s Office of Inspector General []. You may also contact the Federal Trade Commission to report suspected identity theft. [].

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Board Meetings & Events

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Social Security Advisory Board Urges Commissioner Action Amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

On April 6, 2020, the Social Security Advisory Board sent a letter to Commissioner of Social Security, Andrew Saul, urging action related to relief payments to SSI recipients and restoring representative payee monitoring.


Board Announces Release of its 2019 Annual Report and New Website

The Social Security Advisory Board (“Board”) announces the release of its 2019 annual report and a new public website. The Annual Report summarizes Board work during fiscal year 2019 and provides detailed information regarding Board accomplishments.


In Memory of Dorcas Hardy

Washington, D.C. – Dorcas R. Hardy was the first woman Commissioner of Social Security. She was appointed by President Reagan in 1986 and to the Social Security Advisory Board (“Board”) in 2002. In the latter capacity, she served three terms, more than 14 years and longer than any other Board member. She passed away on November 28, 2019.

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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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Social Security Advisory Board 2019 Statement on the Supplemental Security Income Program

Public Law 104-193 requires that members of the Social Security Advisory Board (“Board”) be given an opportunity, either individually or jointly, to include their views in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) annual report to the President and the Congress on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The Board has asked SSA to include the following discussion of SSI dedicated accounts in this year’s annual report.