2015 SSDI and SSI Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

December 9, 2014

Every year, Social Security makes small adjustments to its benefits program based on how much the cost of living has gone up. These are called Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA).

These tables show the most important changes for people who get benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). All changes will begin on January 1, 2015.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Changes



Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)



SGA for people who are blind



Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Changes



SSI/SSP rate for individuals



SSI/SSP rate for blind individuals $932.40 $944.40

SSI/SSP rate for eligible couples



SSI/SSP rate for blind couples $1,625.20 $1,643.20

Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE) monthly limit



SEIE annual limit



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