Washington, DC – Today, the Board published its FY 2021 Annual Report, setting out summaries of its major activities and products in that year. These include five publications and ten public sessions on key Social Security topics related to the Board’s five current research portfolios
- Social Security Disability. In October 2020, the Board published a summary of past public sessions on improving the disability determination process. The Board convened two public roundtable discussions in July 2021 on how SSA gathers medical evidence and in September 2021 on the state agencies that make disability determinations.
- Supplemental Security Income. In November 2020, the Board hosted a public roundtable reexamining the longstanding challenge of administering SSI dedicated accounts. In August 2021, the Board published its annual SSI Statement noting the administrative flexibility on dedicated accounts available to the Commissioner.
- Service to the Public. In May 2021, the Board hosted two public panels on Social Security’s public service to discuss the identification of underserved populations and potential improvements in public service using customer experience data. In July 2021, the Board summarized the discussion and its other research on improving equity in a Federal Register comment.
- IT Systems Modernization. In January 2021, the Board’s independent IT Systems Expert Panel released a final report on SSA’s IT modernization plan and presented its findings at a public session that month. The Board subsequently hosted four sessions in its systems speaker series on IT issues, including identity authentication, legacy systems, and customer experience.
- Trust Fund Solvency. Following the release of the 2021 OASDI Trustees Report, the Board held a public session in September 2021 to review its actuarial projections and their implications.
For past annual reports, visit the Board’s Collected Annual Report’s page.
The Board’s mission is to advise the President, Congress, and Commissioner of Social Security on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. The Board is comprised of Presidential and Congressional appointees with professional staff.