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Social Security Disability Benefit Amounts

If you aren’t as familiar with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare or Medicaid as you want to be, we recommend you check out the Social Security benefit information listed in the Redbook link below.

Knowledge = Opportunity!

New disability benefit amounts for 2020:

  • 2020 SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)
    • TWL (Trial Work Level): $910/month
    • SGA (Substantial Gainful Activity): $1260/month
  • 2020 SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefit payment
    • Individual amount: $783/month
    • Couple amount: $1175/month
    • Student Earned Income Exclusion amount: $1900/month or;
    • Student Earned Income Exclusion amount: $7670/yearly

Don’t forget that the Social Security PASS plan is a work incentive that can assist you with your education goals.

NOW That IS A WORK Incentive!

Social Security Benefits and Work Incentive Sites

Benefits For People With Disabilities

Policy Operations Manual

Do you want to know what Social Security rules and regulations are? This site gives you detailed information that you can use when you disagree with your claims representative. Of course, it might be easier to just contact us; we have years of experience that we can use to help you.

Red Book

A summary of Social Security disability Work Support Payments for individuals with disabilities. It lists all SSI benefits and SSDI Work Support Payments. A MUST HAVE.

Social Security Office Locator

Gives address, phone number, and map to any Social Security office.

Social Security Online

The official site for the Social Security Administration. Look up anything you want to know about Social Security disability benefits – even the most popular baby names!

Social Security Overpayment

This page takes you to all the publications available online regarding overpayments. In the Search box -top right- type in “overpayment” or whatever you may be searching for. We recommend that if you are going to send forms to Social Security, that you have someone look over your answers before submission.

What You Can Do Online With Social Security

Apply for benefits, get direct deposit, change address.

Medicare and Medicaid Links

Continued Medicaid Eligibility 1619(b)

If you were eligible for Medicaid before you started working, learn how you can still be eligible under this Medicaid rule.


Do you need help with Medicare questions?

Medicare and Social Security Disability: Benefits

State-by-State Medicaid Programs

Find out what Medicaid wavier programs are available in your state. If you are interested in becoming a care provider, contact your state office and ask about enrolling as a provider. You do not have to be a nurse, there are a lot of unskilled services you can provide (meal preparation, household chores, lawn care, etc.) This may vary by state. Use a PASS to pay for your unmet business needs.

State-by-State Medicaid Thresholds

You can earn up to this amount and not have to worry about losing your Medicaid because of income. You do have to meet the other eligibility requirements.

Important Information About Medicaid!

Sometimes Medicaid gets mixed up with Medicare.

The federal government and Social Security administers Medicare and you will have a red, white, and blue card. You always have the same one and the rules are the same in every state.

SSI is a federally funded, needs based program that provides a cash benefit to individuals with limited income and resources. It is administered by the Social Security Administration.

Please find the state you live in below:

In 1634 States, SSA may enter an agreement to make Medicaid eligibility determinations for the state if the individual is eligible for SSI. In these states an application for SSI is also an application for Medicaid. 1634 states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The 209(b) States use at least one eligibility criterion more restrictive than the SSI program. These states must provide for deducting incurred medical expense from income through Medicaid Spend-down programs, so that individuals may reduce their income to the income eligibility level.
The 209(b) states are: Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia.

In SSI Criteria States, the state makes their own Medicaid determination for SSI recipients. SSI Criteria States are: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Utah.

The maximum SSI benefit from the federal government is $783/month for most states, but some states do supplement this SSI benefit amount. Medicaid is for those with disabilities who have little income and resources. You can have both SSI and SSDI, in that case, Medicaid would pay your Medicare premium for you.

We hope you will apply and fill out our questionnaire. We have more than just Social Security links available, we offer many additional links to grants, financial aid for people with disabilities, and resources for working and much more!

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