Social Security announced today that there will be no increase in Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits for 2011. The Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) – the maximum monthly rate for SSI benefits – will stay at $674 for individuals per month, and $1,011 per month for couples.
Historically, SSI benefits have increased annually. The last increase was in 2009 increasing maximum SSI benefits from $639 to $674. This makes 2011 the third year in a row that SSI benefits are staying at the same rate. More information about changes to Social Security in 2011 including substantial gainful activity (SGA) and trial work period (TWP) amounts can be found here.