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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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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.


SSAB Urges Swift Consideration of Governor O’Malley’s Nomination as Social Security Commissioner and Amending the Social Security Act

Board Members wrote Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Mike Crapo to urge the Committee to swiftly consider Governor Martin O’Malley’s nomination as Commissioner of Social Security.

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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.