Recent Issues

  • Representative Payee Program Update

On February 5th, 2018, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4547, the “Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act.”  In an accompanying statement, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady noted that he was providing a letter to Acting Commissioner Nancy Berryhill, and that this letter would provide additional clarification regarding the legislative intent of Congress.  In accordance with the Chairman’s instruction, we are making this information on H.R. 4547 available to the public. 

  • 2019 Agency Budget Request

    In February 2018, SSA released the agency's FY 2019 Budget Request.

  • 2018 Trustees Report

    The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent of benefits payable at that time.
    The OASI Trust Fund is projected to become depleted in late 2034, as compared to last year’s estimate of early 2035, with 77 percent of benefits payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2032, extended from last year’s estimate of 2028, with 96 percent of benefits still payable.

For more information, read our press release.

  • Information Resources Management (IRM) Strategic Plan

    The Information Resources Management (IRM) Strategic Plan represents the Agency’s direction to effectively prioritize and manage our investments in information technology (IT) and information management (IM). The IRM is consistent with our Agency mission, goals, and objectives. The content of our IRM covers the time frame of fiscal years FY 2016 - FY 2019.

Other Information

  • Agency 2017 Appropriations

    The agency appropriation for FY 2017 was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31) on May 5, 2017. For information about the FY 2017 Operating Plan as well as the President’s FY 2018 budget request for Social Security, visit

  • Medicare Changes & Social Security

    Recent changes to Medicare law have required SSA to undertake a number of additional Medicare-related responsibilities. Detailed information about SSA's activities are available here.

  • International Agreements (Totalization)

    Current information about the status of Social Security totalization agreements with other countries