Unlike the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) there is little uniformity in when the new year’s 1619(b) thresholds are published, but this year Social Security have jumped the gun and have already posted the 1619(b) thresholds for 2022.

Continued Medicaid Eligibility under Section 1619(B) of the Social Security Act is the crucial work incentive that allows those on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to continue to remain eligible for Medical Assistance even if their earned income has caused their SSI monthly payments to be reduced to $0.

In Maryland this year you can have countable earned income up to $44,729 and still be eligible for MA. The good news is that that threshold will be increasing as of January. For 2022 the new figure will be an encouraging $46,852.

To read more about it and for a full list of the thresholds for each state you can go here: Social Security Online – Continued Medicaid Eligibility (Section 1619(B)) (ssa.gov)