[Ohio-talk] FW: Determination of Substantial Gainful Activity for 2019

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 14:03:25 UTC 2018


 Thank you for this

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 4:05 PM Wanda Sloan via Ohio-Talk <
ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-Talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Milena
> Zavoli via Ohio-Talk
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> Subject: [Ohio-talk] Determination of Substantial Gainful Activity for 2019
>
> Hi There,
>
> I thought you might want to know the SGA figures for 2019.
>
> Determination of Substantial Gainful Activity for 2019
>
> The link follows to the SSA page, and I’ve copied the information as
> well.
>
> Summary:
>
> https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/COLA/sgadet.html
>
> Determinations of
> Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)
> Automatic Determinations
> Substantial gainful activity amounts
> Wage-indexed amounts
> SGA for the Blind—applies to Social Security benefits, but does not apply
> to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits The formula for determining
> the SGA amount for the blind is set by law and is applicable only if a
> cost-of-living increase becomes effective for December of the year in which
> a determination of the SGA amount would ordinarily be made. Because there
> is a cost-of-living increase for December 2018, the formula can be applied.
> According to the formula, the monthly SGA amount for statutorily blind
> individuals for 2019 is such SGA amount for 1994 multiplied by the ratio of
> the national average wage index for 2017 to that for 1992, or, if larger,
> such SGA amount for 2018 ($1,970). If the amount so calculated is not a
> multiple of $10, we round it to the nearest multiple of $10.
> Calculation details
> Amounts in
> formula 1994 monthly SGA amount $930
>         1992 average wage index 22,935.42
>         2017 average wage index 50,321.89
> Computation     $930 times (50,321.89 divided by 22,935.42) equals
> $2,040.48, which rounds to $2,040
> Higher amount   $2,040 exceeds the corresponding amount for 2018, so the
> amount for 2019 is $2,040
> ________________________________________
> SGA for the Non-Blind Disabled—applies to Social Security and SSI benefits
> The method used to adjust the SGA for non-blind individuals is similar to
> that used for blind individuals and was published in the Federal Register
> (FR 65 82905) on December 29, 2000. The monthly SGA amount for non-blind
> disabled individuals for 2019 is such SGA amount for 2000 multiplied by the
> ratio of the national average wage index for 2017 to that for 1998, or, if
> larger such SGA amount for 2018 ($1,180). If the amount so calculated is
> not a multiple of $10, we round it to the nearest multiple of $10.
> Calculation details
> Amounts in
> formula 2000 monthly SGA amount $700
>         1998 average wage index 28,861.44
>         2017 average wage index 50,321.89
> Computation     $700 times (50,321.89 divided by 28,861.44) equals
> $1,220.50, which rounds to $1,220
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Cheryl E. Fields


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