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2021 Benefits Information

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  Individual  Couple
Federal Benefit Rate $794/month $1,191/month
Resource Limits $2,000 $3,000

Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)

Non-Blind Blind
$1,310/month $2,190/month

Work Incentives

Trial Work Period Minimum earnings before a month will count as trial work month for SSDI beneficiaries: $940/month

Social Security Credits

Earnings to Qualify for Credits Credits needed for Disability Benefits*

$1,470 / one quarter of coverage (QC), (i.e., "credit")

Up to a max of $5,880 / 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

  Part A Part B Part C
Premium Up to $471/month
Most people don’t pay a premium because of Medicare-covered employment.
 
$148.50/month if 2019 annual income is $88,000 (individuals)/$176,000 (joint filers) or less. Base premium (depending on plan) plus an income-related monthly adjustment ranging from $12.20 - $76.40/month if 2019 annual income is above $88,000 (individuals)/ $176,000 (joint filers) 
Deductible Hospital inpatient: $1,484 for each benefit period plus additional daily co-insurance for hospital stays longer than 60 days $203/year then 20% co-insurance of Medicare approved amount for most doctor services, outpatient therapy, and durable medical equipment Varies depending on plan, but not more than $445/year

Medicare Savings Programs - Income and Resource Limits - 2020

2021 Rates not yet released

  QMB
Qualified Medicare
Beneficiary
SLMB
Specified Low-Income
Medicare Beneficiary

QI
Qualifying Individual

 

QDWI
Qualified Disabled and
Working Individual
Income Limits Individual: $1,084
Couple:  $1,457
Individual: $1,296
Couple:  $1,744
Individual: $1,456
Couple: $1,960
Individual: $4,339
Couple: $5,833
Resource Limits
  • Income limits differ for Alaska and Hawaii.
  • The resource limits are the same for QMB, SLMB, and QI: $7,860 for an individual and $11,800 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 - 2020

2021 Rates not yet released

State Threshold State Threshold
Alabama

 $28,114

Montana

 $32,887

Alaska

 $57,356

Nebraska

 $40,298

Arizona

 $37,107

Nevada

 $33,398

Arkansas

 $31,029

New Hampshire

 $41,072

California

 $37,994

New Jersey

 $35,808

Colorado

 $34,484

New Mexico

 $33,941

Connecticut

 $66,740

New York

 $46,604

Delaware

 $45,029

North Carolina

 $34,859

District of Columbia (DC) 

 $44,977

North Dakota

 $47,842

Florida

 $31,752

Ohio

 $40,478

Georgia

 $31,949

Oklahoma

 $31,462

Hawaii

 $42,387

Oregon

 $35,743

Idaho

 $40,095

Pennsylvania

 $38,719

Illinois

 $28,254

Rhode Island

 $33,557

Indiana

 $38,794

South Carolina

 $31,426

Iowa

 $34,053

South Dakota

 $37,055

Kansas

 $35,925

Tennessee

 $41,003

Kentucky

 $31,106

Texas

 $35,973

Louisiana

 $32,715

Utah

 $34,774

Maine

 $36,887

Vermont

 $42,159

Maryland

 $41,157

Virginia

 $36,836

Massachusetts

 $41,485

Washington

 $33,768

Michigan

 $36,887

West Virginia

 $33,271

Minnesota

 $53,840

Wisconsin

 $34,325

Mississippi

 $31,496

Wyoming

 $37,443

Missouri

 $37,980

No. Mariana Isl.

 $19,812

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Click here for a PDF version of the 2020 SSA Benefits Information