October 23, 2014
Greetings from the National Training Center at Virginia Commonwealth University!
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:
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