Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012 as a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). For some, the Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums.
Social Security Disability Thresholds
Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA): Non-Blind-$1,010/month Blind- $1,690/month
Trial Work Period (TWP): $720/month
SSI Federal Payment Standard: Individual-$698/month Couple-$1,048/month
SSI Student Income Exclusion: $1,700/month $6,840/annual
For more COLA information please visit: http://www.ssa.gov/cola/ and for Medicare info please visit: http://www.medicare.gov/cost/