What's New in 2013?
Automatic Adjustments Effective January 1, 2013
Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) The SGA amount for persons with disabilities other than blindness is $1,040 per month in 2013.
For persons who are blind, the amount of earnings that indicate SGA is $1,740 per month in 2013. Details on SGA are on HOW DO WE DEFINE DISABILITY (*page 5).
Trial Work Period (TWP) Months The monthly earnings amount that we use to determine if a month counts as a TWP month is $750 per month in 2013. Details on the TWP are on SSDI ONLY EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS.
Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) For 2013, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) FBR is $710 per month for an eligible individual and $1,066 per month for an eligible couple.
Student Earned-Income Exclusion (SEIE) For 2013, the amount of earnings that will have no effect on eligibility or benefits for SSI beneficiaries who are students is $6,960 a year. The amount of earnings that we can exclude each month, until we have excluded the maximum for the year, is $1,730 a month. Details on the SEIE are on, SSI ONLY EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS.
Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance For 2013, the monthly Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance base premium is $441, and the 45 percent reduced premium is $243.
Medicare Part B Supplemental Medical Insurance For 2013, the Part B Supplemental Medical Insurance monthly base premium is $104.90. Details on Medicare for Persons with Disabilities Who Work are on, SSDI ONLY EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS.
Medicaid While Working For 2013, we increased the Medicaid While Working State Threshold Amounts for persons with disabilities. We use yearly state threshold amounts to decide if earnings are high enough to replace SSI and Medicaid benefits. We listed the 2013 amounts for each state on, SSI ONLY EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS.