2019 SSDI and SSI Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

December 5, 2018

Every year, Social Security makes small adjustments to its programs based on changes in the cost of living. These are called Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA).

These tables show the most important upcoming changes for people who get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. These changes begin on January 1, 2019.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Changes



Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)



SGA for people who are blind



Trial Work month



Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Changes



Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) for individuals



FBR for eligible couples



Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE) monthly limit



SEIE annual limit



Read Social Security's announcement about these changes and see a full list of the changes.

Read DB101’s SSDI and SSI articles for more information about how these programs work.