In 2019, the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) amount increased from$1,180 to $1,220 for non-blind individuals and from $1,970 to $2,040 for blind individuals.

The monthly earnings amount that we use to determine if a month counts for the Trial Work Period month increased from $850 to $880 per month in 2019.

In 2019, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) increased from $750 to $771 per month for an eligible individual and $1,125 to $1,157 per month for an eligible couple.

In 2019, the amount of earnings that will have no effect on eligibility or benefits for SSI beneficiaries who are students increased from $7,350 to $7,550 a year. The amount of earnings that we can exclude each month, until we have excluded the maximum for the year, increased from $1,820 to $1,870 a month.

In 2019, the monthly Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance base premium is $437, and the 45 percent reduced premium is $240. The Part B Supplementary Medical Insurance monthly base premium is $135.50 (or higher depending on your income). For more information, see link for "How much does Part B cost?": www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/part-b-costs/part-b-costs.html.

Individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and their representative payees may use my Social Security to report wages online. Beginning June 2018, individuals receiving SSI, their representative payees, and the spouse, parent(s), or sponsor of someone receiving SSI could also use my Social Security to report wages online.

SSI recipients can still use the automated toll-free SSI Telephone Wage Reporting system or the free SSI Mobile Wage Reporting smartphone app to report wages.