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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Social Security

Links to updates provided by the Social Security Administration and other agencies about economic impact payments, SSA operations, representative payees, contacting an office, scam awareness, and other important information.

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Protect Yourself from Scams and Fraud

Follow the “learn more” link for a list of resources to help you identify, avoid, and report Social Security-related scams and fraudulent activity through phone calls, email and regular mail. Links to other similar scams and other government agencies are included.

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Board Meetings & Events

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SSAB Releases a Commissioned Paper on the Unintended Consequences of Social Security’s Return to Work Policies

The Board is releasing a report it commissioned to examine critical issues affecting Social Security disability beneficiaries who return to work.


President Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Kate Lang to SSAB

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Kathryn Lang of Maryland to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board.


President Biden Renominates Andrew Biggs and Sharon Lewis to SSAB

On January 3, 2023, President Joe Biden renominated Andrew G. Biggs and Sharon Beth Lewis, both of Oregon, to serve on the Board.

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What is SSAB?

The Social Security Advisory Board is a bipartisan, independent federal government agency established in 1994 to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters of policy and administration of  the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income  programs. The Board has seven members, appointed by the President, Senate and House of Representatives.

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Information Technology Systems Expert Panel

The Social Security Advisory Board has appointed an independent, expert panel to review Social Security’s efforts to modernize its information technology (IT), which is essential to delivering effective service to the public. The Information Technology Systems Expert Panel (“Panel”) will utilize their expertise and experience to examine progress and key initiatives of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) IT Modernization Plan, including how systems processes are developed, modified and used by SSA.