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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (2022)

  Individual  Couple
Federal Benefit Rate $841/month $1,261/month
Resource Limits $2,000 $3,000

Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) (2022)

Non-Blind Blind
$1,350/month $2,260/month

Work Incentives (2022)

Trial Work Period Minimum earnings before a month will count as trial work month for SSDI beneficiaries: $970/month

Social Security Credits (2022)

Earnings to Qualify for Credits Credits needed for Disability Benefits*

$1,510/ one quarter of coverage (QC), (i.e., "credit")

Up to a max of $6,040 / four credits

  • If you become disabled before age 24, you generally need 1½ years of work (six credits) in the three years before you became disabled.
  • If you are 24 through 30, you generally need credits for half of the time between age 21 and the time you became disabled.
  • If you are disabled at age 31 or older, you generally need at least 20 credits in the 10 years immediately before you became disabled.

*How many credits you need for disability benefits depends on how old you are when you become disabled.

Medicare Costs (2022)

  Part A Part B Part D
Premium Up to $499/month
Most people don’t pay a premium because of Medicare-covered employment.
 
$170.10/month if 2020 income was $91,000 (individual)/ $182,900 (joint) or less Base premium (depending on plan) plus an income-related monthly adjustment ranging from $12.40 - $77.90/month if 2020 annual income was above $91,000 (individuals)/$182,000 (joint filers) 
Deductible Hospital inpatient: $1,556 for each benefit period plus additional daily co-insurance for hospital stays longer than 60 days $233/year then 20% of Medicare-Approved Amount for most doctor services, outpatient therapy, and durable medical equipment Varies depending on plan.

Medicare Savings Programs - Income and Resource Limits (2022)

  QMB
Qualified Medicare
Beneficiary
SLMB
Specified Low-Income
Medicare Beneficiary

QI
Qualifying Individual

 

QDWI
Qualified Disabled and
Working Individual
Income Limits Individual: $1,153
Couple: $1,546
Individual: $1,379
Couple: $1,851
Individual: $1,549
Couple: $2,080
Individual: $4,615
Couple: $6,189
Resource Limits
  • Income limits differ for Alaska and Hawaii.
  • The resource limits are the same for QMB, SLMB, and QI: $8,400 for an individual and $12,600 for a couple.
  • The resource limits for QDWI are $4,000 for an individual and $6,000 for a couple. In addition, there is an allowance of $1,500 for a burial fund.

1619(b) Threshold Amounts for Disabled SSI Beneficiaries (2022)

State Threshold State Threshold

Alabama

 $34,521

Montana

 $39,723

Alaska

 $82,847

Nebraska

 $41,723

Arizona

 $44,619

Nevada

 $40,403

Arkansas

 $42,141

New Hampshire

 $40,758

California

 $54,082

New Jersey

 $53,202

Colorado

 $50,767

New Mexico

 $44,270

Connecticut

 $52,750

New York

 $50,534

Delaware

 $46,118

North Carolina

 $40,301

District of Columbia (DC) 

 $54,771

North Dakota

 $54,889

Florida

 $35,627

Ohio

 $40,078

Georgia

 $33,353

Oklahoma

 $40,682

Hawaii

 $44,962

Oregon

 $39,878

Idaho

 $43,936

Pennsylvania

 $47,813

Illinois

 $36,327

Rhode Island

 $43,534

Indiana

 $39,449

South Carolina

 $35,798

Iowa

 $46,446

South Dakota

 $42,589

Kansas

 $37,223

Tennessee

 $37,309

Kentucky

 $35,658

Texas

 $45,355

Louisiana

 $35,570

Utah

 $49,816

Maine

 $44,630

Vermont

 $45,386

Maryland

 $46,852

Virginia

 $46,340

Massachusetts

 $44,068

Washington

 $46,925

Michigan

 $40,275

West Virginia

 $35,120

Minnesota

 $66,319

Wisconsin

 $44,033

Mississippi

 $35,679

Wyoming

 $45,675

Missouri

 $47,856

   

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