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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Last Updated: February 2022

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that enables members of the public to request records from the government. FOIA requires us to disclose requested records, unless such records are protected from disclosure under FOIA or another statute.

In the event the information you are seeking is not readily available, you may submit a FOIA request by emailing or mailing the request to:

Social Security Advisory Board
ATTN: Chief FOIA Officer
400 Virginia Ave, SW
Suite 625
Washington, DC 20024

Your request should include:

  • Your contact information (full name, address, phone number, and email address).
  • As many details as possible about the information you are seeking from the Board.
  • Type of requester. For example: “for commercial purposes,” “news media,” “non-commercial scientific institution,” “educational institution,” or “other.”
  • Whether you are willing to pay fees for searching, reviewing, and/or duplicating records. You may request that fees be waived because the request is not commercial and will significantly contribute to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government; please make sure you include a waiver justification for us to consider.