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The Social Security Advisory Board Swears in Newest Member, Bob Joondeph of Oregon
Posted on: 11/6/2018

Bob Joondeph, JD was sworn in to begin his six-year term on the Social Security Advisory Board ending September 30, 2024. He was selected by Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), for appointment to the Board. 

Social Security Advisory Board Announces 2019 Technical Panel
Posted on: 10/29/2018
The Social Security Advisory Board has appointed an independent, expert panel to review the assumptions and methods used to develop the annual report of the Social Security Trustees on the financial status of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance trust funds.
Board Will Hold Second Policy Forum on September 7
Posted on: 7/30/2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, the Social Security Advisory Board will host a day-long forum on the Social Security Administration’s representative payee program. This forum continues SSAB’s longstanding effort to support and improve a vital government program serving more than 8 million people who need assistance in managing benefits provided by the Social Security Administration. This forum brings policymakers, practitioners and researchers together to explore how SSA can study and improve the representative payee selection process with an evidence-based approach.  Recent legislation, “The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018” (H.R. 4547) makes this event especially timely.

Please see our forum webpage for more information.

The Social Security Advisory Board Applauds New Law to Strengthen  Social Security’s Representative Payee Program
Posted on: 4/16/2018

On April 13, 2018 the president signed H.R. 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation provides needed improvements to the representative payee program to better protect those who are unable to manage their Social Security benefits on their own.

New chart collection describes Social Security's representative payee program
Posted on: 1/12/2018
To accompany the Board's report, Improving Social Security’s Representative Payee Programan interactive chart collection has been published on the board’s website.  The chart collection highlights data related to the administration of the program and illustrates the growing need for rep payees in the future.
Board recommends improvements to rep payee programs at SSA and across government
Posted on: 1/11/2018

Today, the Social Security Advisory Board (board) is releasing the culmination of two years’ work pertaining to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) representative payee (rep payee) program. The report, Improving Social Security’s Representative Payee Program, outlines concrete steps to protect vulnerable beneficiaries and recipientsThe report includes recommendations for Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and SSA to strengthen the current administrative process, create better monitoring, and explore comprehensive, government-wide coordination and cross-agency reform of rep-payee processes. A link to these recommendations may be found here. To accompany the report, an interactive chart collection has been published on the board’s website.  The chart collection highlights data related to the administration of the program and emphasizes the growing need for rep payees in the future.

Board releases summary of roundtable on SSA's research agenda
Posted on: 11/17/2017

Today the Social Security Advisory Board announces the release of a new document: “Research Roundtable Summary: Participants’ views on a long-range research agenda for the Social Security Administration.” In August 2017, the board held a roundtable discussion in Washington, DC with scholars from around the country who were asked to suggest ideas for a long-range Social Security research agenda and to discuss the data needs they think are required to carry out that agenda. Additional scholars who did not attend the meeting submitted written suggestions. The document being released today summarizes thoughts and recommendations from over 30 individuals who participated in this process.

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.
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