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The Social Security Advisory Board

From the time it began operation in 1995 until about 2012, the Social Security Advisory Board was one of the outstanding institutions in our government, providing factual information and well-reasoned recommendations about the programs administered by the Social Security Administration.   During that period, it showed an unusual degree of honesty, lack of partisanship and insight into the programs it reviewed and served as a model for other parts of our government.   Unfortunately congresses largely ignored the Board's recommendations.   Recently the Board has failed to come up with recommendations for more than tinkering.

The publications of the Social Security Advisory Board are readily available at   We would like to draw your attention to the following, which relate to the disability programs:

These are just a few of the Social Security Advisory Board's publications.   For additional publications, see


Last updated on 1/16/2020.