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The Social Security Advisory Board Announces the Appointment of Nancy J. Altman
Posted on: 10/5/2017

Washington, D.C. – Ms. Nancy J. Altman has been appointed to the Social Security Advisory Board for a six-year term from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2023. 

Board releases 2016 Annual Report
Posted on: 9/1/2017

The Social Security Advisory Board announces the release of its 2016 Annual Report detailing the events, publications, meetings, and site visits completed by the Board during the calendar year 2016.

Social Security Advisory Board Announces Appointment of Kim Hildred as Chair
Posted on: 7/25/2017
The President has designated Kim Hildred as Chair of the Social Security Advisory Board for a four-year term ending January 21, 2021. Ms. Hildred assumes the post from Henry Aaron, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Technical Panel on Labor Force Participation Delivers Its Final Report to the Board
Posted on: 6/30/2017

Recognizing that future labor supply is an important determinant of future GDP, tax revenues, and other variables central to the projections of the Social Security Trustees, the Social Security Advisory Board commissioned a panel of labor economists to review the projections of labor force participation rates by the Office of the Chief Actuary, and make recommendation to improve them. The Panel delivered its final report to the Board, June 30th. The Office of the Chief Actuary also released a document describing its perspective on the findings of the Technical Panel. Both documents are available here along with other material related to the proceedings of the Panel.

Board Launches a New Series of Chart Collections on the Social Security Retirement Program
Posted on: 4/3/2017
To recognize April as National Social Security Month the Social Security Advisory Board is launching of a new set of charts and data related to retirement.
POLICY FORUM: Board Holds Public Forum on Making Improvements to the Rep Payee Program, March 27
Posted on: 2/14/2017

On March 27th, 2017, the Social Security Advisory Board hosted a public forum to discuss the Social Security Administration’s representative payee program. Currently, more than six million payees manage $80 billion in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 3.5 million adults and 4 million children determined to be incapable of managing their benefits. Projections indicate that the number of people needing assistance will increase dramatically in the coming decades as the population ages. The forum participants discussed the process of determining capacity, best practices, collaborative efforts and new approaches from the front lines, necessary oversight, program evaluation and preparing for the future. Visit the Forum homepage for more information. 

House Speaker Appoints Kim Hildred to the Board
Posted on: 10/14/2016

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, has appointed Kim Hildred to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board, effective October 9, 2016. Ms. Hildred’s six-year term continues through September 2022. Ms. Hildred is president of Hildred Consulting, LLC. She previously served the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, as staff director from 1997 to 2015. Prior to that,

she worked in various positions in the Social Security Administration, including as a federal liaison with state Disability Determination Services, and deciding Social Security disability claims for the states of Kansas and Wisconsin. 
Board releases 2015 Annual Report
Posted on: 10/4/2016

The Social Security Advisory Board announces the release of its 2015 Annual Report detailing the events, publications, meetings, and site visits completed by the Board during the calendar year 2015.

PUBLIC FORUM: Board Hosts Policy Forum on the Supplemental Security Income Program, July 12, 2016
Posted on: 6/14/2016

The Social Security Advisory Board hosted a policy forum on the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) on July 12, 2016 at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square in Washington DC. The day-long event included panels on the topics of resource limits, the rules for in-kind support and maintenance and living arrangements, policy and practice in financing child welfare programs, and the well-being of children in the SSI program, particularly children in the foster care system. For more information on the event, click the "read more" link below.

Board Visits San Francisco Region
Posted on: 5/25/2016

On May 2-4, the Board visited the Social Security Administration's San Francisco Region, headquartered in Richmond, CA, for a series of meetings with  executives, managers, and front-line employees of the agency. During this trip, the Board focused on representative payee issues.

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