We increased the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) amount for individuals with disabilities, other than blindness, from$1,130 to $1,170 for 2017

The SGA amount for individuals who are blind is $1,950 for 2017.

The monthly earnings amount that we use to determine if a month counts for the Trial Work Period month is $840 per month in 2017.  

For 2017, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) is $735 per month for an eligible individual and $1,103 per month for an eligible couple for 2017.   

For 2017, the amount of earnings that will have no effect on eligibility or benefits for SSI beneficiaries who are students has increased from $7,180 to $7,200 a year.  The amount of earnings that we can exclude each month, until we have excluded the maximum for the year, has increased from  $1,780 to $1,790 a month.

For 2017, the monthly Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance Base Premium is $413 and the 45 percent Reduced Premium is $227.  The standard Part B premium amount is $134.00 (or higher depending on your income).  However, most people who get Social Security benefits will pay less than this amount.  This is because the Part B premium increased more than the cost-of-living increase for 2017 Social Security benefits.  If you pay your Part B premium through your Social Security benefit, you’ll pay less ($109 on average).  Social Security will tell you the exact amount you will pay for Part B in 2017.  For more information, see How much does Part B cost?