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SSAB to Host Briefing on Social Security Marriage Penalties

July 25, 2022

Washington, DC – On Friday, July 29, at 11 am ET, a Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities working group will provide a policy briefing on marriage penalties in SSA programs. Participants will talk about how marital status affects Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments.

Briefing on Social Security Marriage Penalties

Presenters include:

  • Claudia Center, Legal Director, Disability Rights, Education, and Defense Fund (DREDF)
  • Ayesha Elaine Lewis, Staff Attorney, DREDF
  • Kate Lang, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • David Goldfarb, Director of Financial Security Policy, The Arc


 The Board is committed to ensuring all sessions are accessible to the public. Public sessions will be recorded with live closed captioning. To request an accommodation, please email The Board can meet requests more effectively if notice is provided at least three business days before the event.

 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.