President Obama Nominates Carolyn Colvin to Head Social Security

The White House announced on June 20, 2014 that President Obama has selected Carolyn Colvin to be Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Ms. Colvin\’s nomination requires U.S. senate approval and comes at a time where there is much tension and disagreement over funding issues for Social Security Disability and other benefits including closure of many Social Security field offices.

Attorneys that help Social Security Disability claimants obtain benefits will watch Ms. Colvin\’s nomination process closely and hope that she will be able to improve the application approval process and maintain critical benefits for those most in need. SSD and SSDI insurance has become a critical lifeline for millions of Americans who have suffered life-changing illnesses or injuries that cause them to be unable to work and support their families.

Ms. Colvin has been serving as acting Commissioner since early last year and Deputy Commissioner since 2011. She has received numerous awards and recognition including Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award from the Daily Record in 2007 and the Women of Achievement Award from Suburban Maryland Business and Professional Women in 2005. Ms. Colvin earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration from Morgan State University. Ms. Colvin is from Maryland and currently resides in Anne Arundel County. She has one son and six grandchildren.