Social Security Disability Resource Center

Overview | How to Qualify | Applications
Requirements | How long it takes | Back Pay
Mental Disability | What is a disability? | Tips
SSI Benefits | How to Win | Disability Awards
Hearings | Appeals | List of Disabling Conditions

FACT SHEET FOR 2019 SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY BENEFIT CHANGES




 
Every year Social Security provides information about the changes for the upcoming year. And as you might guess some of these changes will be important to SSDI and SSI disability beneficiaries and applicants. The 2019 Social Security changes are as follows:

SGA limits for 2019 are $1220.00 for non-blind individuals and $2040.00 for blind individuals. These amounts are gross monthly earnings not net earnings. Both SSI and SSDI applicants must go through an SGA evaluation to be eligible to receive a medical disability determination. If the applicant is earning above the SGA limit their disability claim may be denied without being sent for a medical decision.

If you are receiving SSDI disability benefits earning over the SGA limit could make you ineligible for your disability benefit any month your earnings are over the limit.

If you are receiving SSI disability, earnings of any kind could affect your SSI disability eligibility or you monthly benefits amount. Be sure to report all work activity timely so that you will not be overpaid.

Related: Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?

The 2019 SSDI trial work month amount will be $880.00. Trial work months are nine non-consecutive months that you are allowed to earn over the SGA limit without it affecting your eligibility for disability benefits. Trial work months can occur anytime in a five-year period. Now for the part that causes problems for SSDI beneficiaries, recipients often do not realize they have used a trial work month with earnings that are less than SGA. In 2019, you will have used a trial work month if your earnings are more than $880.00 gross.

SSI Federal Payment Standard amounts will change in 2019. If you are an individual receiving SSI disability benefits, the maximum monthly amount payable will be $771.00. If you are a couple receiving SSI disability benefits, your couple’s limit will be $1,157.00 per month.

SSI disability resource limits remain the same, $2000.00 for an individual and $3000.00 for a couple. The SSI student exclusion monthly limit for 2019 is $1870.00 per month with an annual limit of $7550.00.








  • What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?

  • What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

  • Which conditions will social security recognize as a disability?

  • Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved







  • SSDRC Homepage:

    Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center



    New and featured pages on SSDRC.com

    Social Security Disability Requirements

    Social Security Disability list of impairments

    Social Security Disability Application

    Can you get disability for arthritis of the knee?

    How much income can you earn on Social Security disability?

    If you get denied at a disability hearing, can you win later?

    How much can an attorney charge for Social Security disability?

    Can you get approved for disability based on Ulcerative Colitis?




    The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work

    Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

    Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

    More Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

    Common Questions about Social Security Disability and SSI

    Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    The SSI Disability Benefits Program

    Medical exams for disability claims

    Applying for Disability in various states

    Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs

    Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews

    Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children




    Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative

    What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials

    Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney

    Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits

    FAQ on Disability Claim Representation

    Disability hearings before Judges

    Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers




    Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits

    Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability

    Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children

    Disability Benefits through Social Security




    Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records

    Filing your claim for disability benefits

    Eligibility for receiving disability benefits

    Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved

    FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions

    The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration




    Resources on this site

    Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions

    Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI






    For Individuals living in North Carolina

    Applying for Disability in North Carolina

    North Carolina Disability Lawyer




    Related pages:

    How long does it take to hear from SSI?

    How many hours can you work if you are receiving social security disability?

    Will you need a disability attorney if you have a mental condition?

    Can you have money in the bank and get Social Security Disability?

    Does Social Security limit how much money you can keep in the bank?

    FACT SHEET FOR 2019 SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY BENEFIT CHANGES

    What medical conditions automatically qualify for disability?

    How much income can you earn on Social Security disability?

    Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips

    If you call SSA and ask about your disability review will it trigger one?

    If I get approved for disability, will I get kicked off later?

    Can you get approved for disability based on Ulcerative Colitis?

    Conditions that get approved for disability