Important information from the SSA office in Baltimore, Maryland:
Social Security Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) increase for 2018 is 2%
This applies to all Social Security (SSI, SSDI, retirement, blind) beneficiaries.
How much is your new COLA increase? Multiply by .02 to your current amount to estimate your 2018 amount.
Example for SSDI:
Billybob earned SSDI of $1,173 in 2017. In 2018, he will earn new COL increase of $1,197.
$1,173 X .02 = $23 increase. Be sure you use correct .02, NOT .20, smile….
Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) thresholds:
2018 New: $1,180 per month 2017 current: $1,170 per month
Trial Work Period (TWP) thresholds:
2018 new: $840 per month 2017 current: $850 per month
Social Security Administration Deaf or Hard of Hearing support information:
https://www.ssa.gov/people/deaf/ Some videos in ASL.
Feel free to contact me: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or my Video Phone:
802-881-0125. Be aware I can only guide you to help find your answers and you might need to contact SSA. Their website: www.ssa.gov