Most years, Social Security adjusts monthly benefits based on increases in cost of living. The 2019 cost-of-living adjustment is 2.8%. According to the government’s fact sheet on the 2019 changes, the threshold for substantial gainful activity (SGA) has increased from $1,180 a month to $1,220 a month for non-blind workers, and the monthly maximum payment for individual SSI recipients has increased to $771, while the couple benefit rate has increased to $1,157.
The resource limit for SSI benefits has not changed and continues to hold at $2000 in assets for a single person and $3000 for a married couple.
If you live in Oregon or Washington and have questions about what your benefit might be if you were found disabled, please contact our office for a free case evaluation.