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2008 Cost of Living Adjustments and Other Changes

Published on November 20th, 2008

  • Persons receiving Disability Insurance Benefits will get a 2.3% cost of living increase.
  • The SSI (Supplemental Security Income) maximum was increased to $637.00 per month.
  • In order to receive a quarter of coverage in 2008, a person must have taxable gross earnings over $1,050.00.
  • Persons who are collecting early retirement benefits, can now earn $1,130.00 per month before benefits begin to get reduced.
  • The trial work period amount has increased to $670.00 per month.
  • Monthly income which constitutes “substantial” gainful activity is $940.00.

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