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The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.
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Michael James Astrue (born 1956) is an American lawyer and, under the pen name A. M. Juster, a poet and critic. He served as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration from 2007 to 2013. Contents. [hide]. 1 Career; 2 Poetry. 2.1 Awards; 2.2 Works. 3 References; 4 External links. Career[edit]. After his secondary ...


Statement of Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner, Social Security Administration before the Senate Finance Committee May 17, 2012. Chairman Baucus, Ranking Member Hatch, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to discuss issues related to our ability to provide quality service and value to the ...


Prior to this time, the Social Security program was administered by a three- person Social Security Board. ... Commissioner. Term of Service. From, To. Arthur J. Altmeyer, July 16, 1946, April 10, 1953. William L. Mitchell (Acting), April 11, 1953, November 23, 1953 ... Michael J. Astrue, February 12, 2007, February 13, 2013.


Jun 27, 2012 ... Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Becerra, and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for this opportunity to discuss our appeals process, which is one of the largest administrative adjudicative systems in the world. We are committed to continuing to improve this process for our disability claimants.


Aug 4, 2010 ... Statement of Michael J. Astrue Commissioner of Social Security Before the Senate Homeland Security and Government ... As you know, fighting fraud and improper payments are one of the Administration's government-wide financial management efforts. At SSA, we are committed to continuing to improve ...


May 24, 2012 ... For over 75 years, the U.S. Social Security Administration, or SSA, has touched the lives of virtually every American, whether it is after the loss of a loved one, at the onset of a disability, or during the transition from work to retirement.


Feb 5, 2017 ... When will Donald Trump nominate a Social Security commissioner? ... But the agency has now been without a Senate-confirmed leader since 2013, when the term of Bush appointee Michael J. Astrue ended. ... "You really don't have a person of authority at the Social Security Administration," said Sen.


Michael J. Astrue. Michael J. Astrue AKA Michael James Astrue. Born: c. 1956 ... C. Boyden Gray and Kenneth J. Novack. Covertly, Astrue writes formalist poetry, publishing under the pseudonym A. M. Juster. ... Social Security Administration Commissioner (12-Feb-2007 to 19-Jan-2013) TKT CEO Biogen General Counsel


Jan 28, 2013 ... Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue says he will step down in February after completing his six-year term. Astrue's departure gives President Barack Obama the opportunity to name a new head to the federal government's largest program.