Alert! Changes in Work Incentives

Continuing Disability Reviews Process

Expedited Reinstatement

HUD Requirements


Statement of Sue Augustus

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Trial Work Period Case



Alert! Changes in Work Incentives

The substantial gainful activity amount for 2002 is $780/month. For blind individuals, substantial gainful activity is $1300/month.

If your earnings are over $780/month and you are on SSI, you will qualify for 1619(a) Medicaid.
The trial work period monthly amount for 2002 is $560/month. For a self-employed individual, if the individual’s earnings are not over $780/month, SSA will consider that the individual was performing substantial gainful activity if the individual worked more than 80 hours in a month.

The monthly earned income exclusion for students who receive SSI for 2002 is $1,320, and the annual exclusion is $5,340.

All of the above amounts will be adjusted each year.