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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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SSAB Releases Paper on Disability Benefit Effectuation

Today, the Board released Effectuation of Disability Benefits.


Senate Finance Committee Will Hold a Hearing to Consider SSAB Nominees

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing to consider three people nominated by President Biden to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board.


SSAB Releases Paper on Social Security’s Retirement Earnings Test

Today the Board released a paper that examines the Retirement Earnings Test in the context of changing work and retirement patterns by analyzing microdata from the Health and Retirement Study.

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Raising the Alarm on the Unintended Consequences of Social Security’s Return to Work Policies

In this paper, independent researchers Jack Smalligan and Chantel Boyens examine work-related overpayments in SSDI and SSI programs among beneficiaries who work with a focus on the root causes of overpayments.