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The Social​ Security Administration has published the COLAs and other benefit changes for 2015.

The SGA guideline for non-blind individuals will be $1,090 and $1,820 for individuals who are blind.
The 2015 Trial Work Period (TWP) threshold will be $780.
The individual SSI FBR will be $733 and the couple FBR will be $1,100.
You can find this information and more details in a handy fact sheet on Social Security’s website here:

In addition,​ the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2015 premiums and other out-of-pocket costs for the Medicare program. The Part B premium remains at $104.90. You can find additional details on Medicare’s website here:


​***If you have a question, please contact your VCU NTC Regional TA Liaison:

Region 9 (American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands):

Mary Ridgely