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Sylvester J. Schieber , Chairman

Next Advisory Board meeting

September 11,12

As an advisory body, we have no authority to take any administrative actions and cannot resolve questions regarding individual claims.

We are located at:

400 Virginia Avenue, S.W.
Suite 625
Washington, D.C. 20024
TEL: (202) 475-7700
FAX: (202) 475-7715

Welcome to the SSAB

The Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB) is an independent, bipartisan board created by Congress and appointed by the President and the Congress to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.

In 1994, when the Congress passed legislation establishing the Social Security Administration as an independent agency, it also created a 7-member bipartisan Advisory Board to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) policy. The conference report on this legislation passed both Houses of Congress without opposition. President Clinton signed the Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act of 1994 into law on August 15, 1994 (P.L. 103-296).

All correspondence and questions regarding individual claims should be directed to the Social Security Administration by calling 1-800-772-1213, by calling or visiting one of SSA's local offices (see for an online, local office locator), or by writing to SSA's Office of Public Inquiries, 6401 Security Blvd., Windsor Park Building, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401.


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Recent Resources

Issue Brief:

Office of Personnel Management's Role in Hiring Administrative Law Judges

Social Security Disability Backlogs

A Disability System for the 21st Century

Improving the Social Security Administration's Hearing Process

Disability Decision Making:

Data and Materials

Social Security: Why Action Should Be Taken Soon

Retirement Security: The Unfolding of a Predictable Surprise

Longterm Impact of Immigration on Social Security and the National Economy


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The SSAB Meeting Agenda

Social Security Administration
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The White House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
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