SSA's Red Book - 2014 SSDI and SSI Monthly Benefits and SGA Levels

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On April 07, 2014 (EST)

The Social Security Administration's Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.

New in 2014:

- SSA increased the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) amount for individuals with disabilities, other than blindness, from$1,040 to $1,070 for 2014.

• SSA increased the SGA amount for individuals who are blind from $1,740 to $1,800 for 2014.

• The monthly earnings amount that SSA uses to determine if a month counts for the Trial Work Period month is $770 per month in 2014.

• SSA increased the Supplemental Security Income Federal Benefit Rates (FBR) from $710 to $721 per month for an eligible individual and from $1,066 to $1,082 per month for an eligible couple for 2014.

• For 2014, the amount of earnings that will have no effect on eligibility or benefits for SSI beneficiaries who are students has increased from $6,960 to $7,060 a year. The amount of earnings that SSA can exclude each month, until it has excluded the maximum for the year, has increased from $1,730 to $1,750 a month.

• For 2014, the monthly Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance Base Premium is $426 and the 45 percent Reduced Premium is $234. The Part B Supplemental Medical Insurance monthly Base Premium is $104.90, the same as it was in 2013.

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