The Social Security Administration (SSA) Red Book (A Summary Guide To Employment Support For People With Disabilities Under The Social Security Disability Insurance And Supplemental Security Income Programs) serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.
This version of WorkWORLD includes internal copies of the most recent 2012 English and 2011 Spanish editions of the Red Book in PDF format, which you may view and print (use the Acrobat print function). To view them, your computer must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.
Here are the amount adjustments for 2012, from 2011 (with references to additional information):
· The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) amount for people with impairments other than blindness is $1,010 for 2012. The amount was $1,000 in 2011. (More Information: Substantial Gainful Activity)
· The SGA amount for people who are blind is $1,690. The amount was $1,640 in 2011. (More Information: Substantial Gainful Activity)
· The monthly earnings amount used to determine if a month counts for the Trial Work Period is $720. The amount is unchanged from 2011. (More Information: Trial Work Period)
· The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Benefit Rates are $698 for an eligible individual and $1,048 for an eligible couple. The amounts were $674 and $1,011 in 2011. (More Information: Federal Benefit Rate - SSI)
· The income amounts that will have no effect on eligibility or benefits for child SSI beneficiaries who are students are $1,700 monthly and $6,840 yearly. For 2011, the monthly amount was $1,640 and the yearly maximum was $6,600. (More Information: Student Earned Income Exclusion)
· The monthly Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance Base Premium is now $451, up from $450 in 2011, and the 45% Reduction Premium is $248, unchanged from 2011. The Part B Supplementary Medical Insurance monthly Base Premium is now $99.90, which is up from $96.40 in 2011. (More information: Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, and Co-Insurance)
· There are increases in the State Threshold Amount for Disabled Individuals, a set of annual measures used to decide if earnings are high enough to replace SSI and Medicaid benefits. (More information: State 1619(b) Threshold Amounts)
The latest version of the Red Book will be available on the Internet at:
From the Internet, you can view the Red Book in your browser as either HTML files or in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
You can also request copies of this publication from SSA in alternative formats. It is available in Braille, audio cassette tape, 3.5 inch disk, compact disc (CD), or enlarged print form.
To get alternative format copies of the publication (SSA Publication Number 64-030) contact the SSA Braille Services Team, call your local Social Security office, or call the SSA toll free number, 1-800-772-1213.
There are a number of ways to contact the Braille Services Team. You can:
· Mail your request to:
Social Security Administration
Braille Services Team
6401 Security Boulevard
Room L1141 West Low Rise Building
Baltimore, Maryland 21235
· Call (410) 965-6414 or (410) 965-6407
· Fax your request to (410) 965-6413
· Order online at:
SSA Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
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