About 8 million Americans receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and for many, that still isn’t enough to pay for basic needs.
Some recipients may see an increase as states add funds to monthly checks.
The Supplemental Security Income the program provides financial assistance to indigent people 65 years of age or older, blind or disabled adults, and blind or disabled children.
Eligibility requirements and Federal payment standards alike.
Anyone can apply for SSI, but not everyone receives the same amount.
You may get more if you live in a state that adds money to your federal SSI payment.
You may get less if you have other income such as wages, pensions, or Social Security benefits.
You may also get less if someone pays your household expenses or if you live with a spouse and that person has income.
You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. citizen, or certain non-citizen to be eligible for SSI.
You must also live in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands.
The exceptions to this are the children of military parent(s) assigned to active duty outside the United States and certain students who are temporarily abroad. SSI payments outside the US.
Who provides additional payments?
No additional state
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- Northern Mariana Islands
Additional management social security
In these states, the Social Security Administration administers some additional categories of state payments, while the state manages other additional categories of payments.
- New shirt
- Rhode Island
- Washington DC
Supplements managed by the state
The following states pay and administer their own supplemental payments, in addition to the federal SSI monthly payment.
Amounts vary by state but New York offers an extra $87 a month for individuals or $104 for couples, while couples in Alabama can get an extra $120.
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
SSI amount for 2022
The maximum monthly Federal amount is $841 for an eligible individual.
For an individual with a qualifying spouse, the monthly amount is $1,261.
For a needy person, the amount is $421 a month.
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https://www.the-sun.com/money/4567644/ssi-money-states-boost-federal-benefits/ Millions of SSI claimants get up to $100 more per month as 36 states boost federal benefits