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SSI Benefits Chart Available

Empire Justice Center January 31, 2020

In the October edition of this newsletter, we announced SSA’s benefits increases for 2020.  Thanks to Jim Murphy of the Cortland office of Legal Services of Central New York for pointing us to the updated SSI Benefits Level Chart published by New York’s Office of Disability and Temporary Assistance (OTDA).  The new chart incorporates the 2020 increases.  Note that while the SSI Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) has increased by $12 for individuals, the New York State Supplement (SSP) will remain the same.

And thanks to DAP list serve Guru Paul Ryther for alerting us to the updated monthly Medicare Part B premium for 2020, which will be $144.60. See https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/part-b-costs.