What’s new in Social Security in 2010?

The Social Security Red Book page has a nice summary of the the changes in the Social Security system in 2010:

We increased the Substantial Gainful Activity SGA amount for individuals with disabilities, other than blindness, from $980 to $1000 for 2010.

The SGA amount for individuals who are blind is $1,640 for 2010. The amount is unchanged from 2009.

We increased the monthly earnings amount that we use to determine if a month counts for the Trial Work Period TWP from$700 to $720 for 2010.

For 2010, the Supplemental Security Income SSI Federal Benefit Rates FBR is $674 for an eligible individual and $1,011 for an eligible couple. The amounts are unchanged from 2009.

For 2010, the income amounts that will have no effect on eligibility or benefits for SSI beneficiaries who are students is unchanged from 2009.

For 2010, the monthly amount is $1,640 and the yearly maximum is $6,600.

For 2010, the monthly Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance Base Premium is $461, and the 45 percent Reduced Premiums is $254. The Part B Supplementary Medical Insurance monthly Base Premium is $110.50.

via Social Security – The Red Book – What’s New In 2010?.

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