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What is SSAB?

The Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-296) established a bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board composed of up to seven Board members appointed by Congress and the White House. Supported by a professional staff, the Board provides advice and recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs and policies.

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Nancy Altman Reappointed to SSAB

Nancy Altman, of Bethesda, Maryland, has been reappointed by the House of Representatives to the Social Security Advisory Board for a six-year term effective Friday, June 21, 2024, until June 21, 2030.


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.

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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.