Cover of the 2015 Red Book Summary Guide to Supports for People with Disabilities under SSI and SSDIThe Red Book serves as the reference on employment-related rules for Social Security disability benefits and the policies in place to help beneficiaries like you reach your work goals.

The book is a guide to Work Incentives, and other disability-related policies and programs like Ticket to Work. Each year Social Security makes updates to the Red Book.

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Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work
 
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2015 Red Book Updates Released

Feb 13, 2015

Cover of the 2015 Red Book Summary Guide to Supports for People with Disabilities under SSI and SSDIThe Red Book serves as the reference on employment-related rules for Social Security disability benefits and the policies in place to help beneficiaries like you reach your work goals. The book is a guide to Work Incentives, and other disability-related policies and programs like Ticket to Work. It explains answers to questions such as:

• How will earning money through work affect my benefits?
• What is a Trial Work Period?
• How can Social Security Work Incentives help me reach a more financially independent future?

Each year Social Security makes updates to the Red Book. Important updates to the Red Book for 2015 include:
Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) has increased from $1,070 to $1,090. For people who are blind, SGA increased from $1,800 to $1,820
• The monthly earnings amount used to determine if a month counts for the Trial Work Period month increased to $780
• Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) benefit rates increased from $721 to $733 per month for an individual and from $1,082 to $1,100 per month for a couple

This year there are also changes to earnings limits for SSI beneficiaries who are students, and for those receiving Medicare Part A & B insurance premiums.

To read more about the 2015 Red Book changes, review this summary of updates.

Whether you are deciding if working is right for you or you already have a job, Ticket to Work is available for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64.

To talk to someone about your work options, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. ET.