Automatic Determinations

Cost-of-Living Adjustment

SSI countable income

SSI Annual Report

SSI payment standard determination

A blind or disabled child, who is a student regularly attending school, college, or university, or a course of vocational or technical training, can have limited earnings that are not counted against his or her Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The maximum amount of the income exclusion applicable to a student in 2021 is $1,930 per month but not more than $7,770 in 2021.

Income Exclusion Amounts for 2022
For 2022, the student earned income exclusion amounts increase by 5.9 percent to $2,040 per month but not more than $8,230 in 2022.

Calculation method
Each of the monthly and yearly maximum amounts for 2022 is the corresponding unrounded amount for 2021 increased by the latest COLA. If the amount so calculated is not a multiple of $10, we round it to the nearest multiple of $10.

Calculation details for 2022
The unrounded monthly amount for 2021 is $1928.19. This amount is increased by 5.9 percent to $2041.95, which we then round to $2,040.

The unrounded yearly amount for 2021 is $7772.50. This amount is also increased by 5.9 percent to $8231.08, which we then round to $8,230.