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Social Security Advisory Board Appoints 2019 Technical Panel

An independent, expert panel will review the assumptions and methods used to develop the annual report of the Social Security Trustees.
An independent, expert panel will review the assumptions and methods used to develop the annual report of the Social Security Trustees. Read More

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The Social Security Advisory Board Swears in Newest Member, Bob Joondeph of Oregon
November 6, 2018

Bob Joondeph, JD was sworn in to begin his six-year term on the Social Security Advisory Board ending September 30, 2024. He was selected by Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), for appointment to the Board


FORUM ARCHIVE: Moving Forward - Implementing Changes in the Representative Payee Program
Forums
September 7, 2018

The Social Security Advisory Board hosted a day-long forum in September 2018 on the Social Security Administration’s representative payee program. This forum brought policymakers, practitioners and researchers together to explore how SSA can study and improve the rep payee selection process with an evidence-based approach.


Representative Payee Chart Collection
Charts
January 11, 2018

A complement to the Board's January 2018 report, the Representative Payee Chart Collection highlights data related to the administration of the program and emphasizes the growing need for rep payees in the future.


Disability Chartbook Index
Charts
January 24, 2017

The Disability Chartbook includes 11 chapters on the administration of Social Security's disability programs, including: applications, allowances, continuing disability reviews, terminations, beneficiaries and their characteristics, variation in DDS decision-making, state administrative arrangements, hearings and appeals, processing times, and federal courts.