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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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Senate Republicans Renominate Jagadeesh Gokhale to Third Term

Senate reappointed Jagadeesh Gokhale, PhD, of Pennsylvania to serve as a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board.


SSAB to Host Public Sessions on State Agencies’ Role in Social Security Disability Determinations

On Thursday, September 23, the Board will host a morning and afternoon public session on state agencies’ role in Social Security disability determinations. Please use the link below to register for both sessions.


SSAB Will Host Virtual Public Session on Social Security’s Financial Outlook

From 1 – 2:30 pm EDT on Friday, September 3, Social Security’s Chief Actuary, Steve Goss, will provide a briefing on the actuarial projections of these programs. Mark Warshawsky from the American Enterprise Institute and Monique Morrissey from the Economic Policy Institute will provide discussant remarks.

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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.