Social Security: Not Many Changes in 2011

The Social Security Administration has just announced the amounts they will use to calculate various programs and eligibility, and the amount paid to SSI beneficiaries.

As you can see below, there have been no changes from the 2010 amounts except for an increase in the Medicare Part B premiums.

The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) amount for individuals with disabilities, other than blindness, is $1,000 for 2011. The amount is unchanged from 2010.

The SGA amount for individuals who are blind is $1,640 for 2011. The amount is unchanged from 2010.

The monthly earnings amount that we use to determine if a month counts for the Trial Work Period (TWP) is $720 for 2011. The amount is unchanged from 2010.

For 2011, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Benefit Rates (FBR) are $674 for an eligible individual and $1,011 for an eligible couple. The amounts are unchanged from 2010.

For 2011, the monthly Medicare Part B premium increases to $114.50.