The Commission on the Social Security Notch Issue was established by an Act of October 6, 1992 (Pub. L. 102-393).
The Commission was charging with examining the question of whether those born in the "Notch" years had been treated unfairly and recommending, if necessary, remedial legislation and the means to pay for it. This so-called "Notch issue" has its origins in 1972, when Congress decided to create automatic cost-of-living adjustments to help Social Security benefits keep pace with inflation.
The Commission on the Social Security ``Notch'' Issue was established by the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-393, September 10, 1992).