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Nancy Altman Reappointed to SSAB

June 27, 2024

Washington, DC – Nancy Altman, of Bethesda, Maryland, has been reappointed by the House of Representatives to the Social Security Advisory Board for a six-year term effective Friday, June 21, 2024 until June 21, 2030.

Altman has a 50-year background in Social Security and private pensions. She is the current President of Social Security Works and Chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. Altman was on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and taught courses on private pensions and Social Security at the Harvard Law School. In 1982, Altman was Alan Greenspan’s assistant in his position as Chair of the bipartisan commission that largely developed the 1983 Social Security amendments. She is the author of The Truth About Social Security, The Battle for Social Security and co-author of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All. Altman has an AB from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Altman originally joined the Board in October 2017 when she replaced former Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly.


 The Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-296) established a bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board composed of up to seven Board members appointed by Congress and the White House. Supported by a professional staff, the Board provides advice and recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs and policies.