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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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Announcements

President Biden to Nominate Retirement Expert Andrew Biggs to SSAB

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Andrew G. Biggs of Oregon to serve on the Board.

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SSAB to Host Experts on Researching and Evaluating Equitable Access to Social Security Programs

On Friday, May 20, the Board will host a public session on how research about people’s experience with Social Security can improve government services, particularly for people who encounter barriers to access.

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SSAB Examines Medical Evidence Collection in Adult Social Security Disability Claims

In a paper released today, the Board recommends research on ways to speed medical evidence collection.

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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.