Updates from Solkoff Legal

2017 SSI & Spousal Impoverishment Standards

 

ssi report

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) EFFECTIVE 1-1-17

 

SSI Federal Benefit 

Benefit Rate (FBR)

SSI Resource 

Standard

Income Cap 

Limit (300%)

Earned Income Break Even Point Unearned Income Break Even Point
Individual 735.00 2,000.00 2,205.00 1,555.00 755.00
Couple 1,103.00 3,000 n/a 2,291.00 1,123.00

 

Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Limit: 1,170.00 (Blind SGA: 1,950.00)
CPI Increase for 2017: 1.5%
CPI Increase, Since September 1988: 101.5%

 

SPOUSAL IMPOVERISHMENT EFFECTIVE 1-1-17 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA): (Effective 7-1-16)
2,002.50 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii)
2,502.50 Alaska
2,302.25 Hawaii

Maximum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: 3,022.50

Community Spouse Monthly Housing Allowance: (Effective 7-1-16)
600.75 All States (Except Alaska and Hawaii)
750.75 Alaska
690.68 Hawaii

Community Spouse Resources:
Minimum Resource Standard: 24,180.00
Maximum Resource Standard 120,900.00

Home Equity Limits:
Minimum: 560,000.00
Maximum: 840,000.00

 

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