2013 COLA/SS Benefits

November 1st, 2012

The Social Security Administration recently announce the cost-of-living increase for 2013 at 1.7%.  As a result,

– Monthly benefits for disabled and retired persons will rise by 1.7%.

– The maximum Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit has increased to$710 for an individual and $1,066 for an a married couple.

-The monthly amount of earnings deemed to be “substantial gainful activity” (for non-blind disabled persons)  is $1,040.

-The monthly earning threshold for a “trial work period” for persons receiving SSDIB (disability benefits) is $750.

For additional information, contact the Social Security Administration, or go on-line at ssa.gov.  If you have questions about applying for Social Security Disability or SSI please contact our office.


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