The Social Advisory Council is composed of:
1. four respresentatives of insured persons
2. four respresentatives of employers
3. one representative of the Deutsche Bundesbank
4. three representatives from economic and social science faculties
The Social Advisory Council´s members are nominated by the organisation they are to represent, the academic representatives are nominated by the Federal Government after consultation with the German Rector´s Conference, and are appointed by the Federal Government for a period of four years.
The chair of the Social Advisory Council is elected by its members for a period of two years.