APPROXIMATELY eight million Americans will receive at least $841 worth of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments this week.
It’s still not enough to pay for basic needs for many, but some may see a boost as the majority of states supplement checks.
The final round of checks will be mailed on Friday, July 1st.
The Supplemental Security Income program provides financial assistance to needy individuals age 65 and older, blind or disabled adults, and blind or disabled children.
Eligibility requirements and federal payment standards are the same.
Anyone can apply for SSI, but not everyone gets the same amount.
You may get more if you live in a state that adds money to the state SSI payment.
But you might get less if the following reasons apply:
- Do you have other income such as wages, pensions or social security benefits.
- Someone pays for your household or if you live with a spouse and they have income.
Typically, you must be a US citizen or 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.
This does not apply to children of military parents who are permanently on duty outside the United States and certain students who are temporarily abroad and may receive SSI payments outside of the United States.
Which states offer co-payments?
No government surcharge
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- Northern Mariana Islands
Supplement managed by Social Security
In these states, Social Security administers some categories of state supplements, while the state administers other categories of supplements.
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Washington, D.C
Government Administered Supplement
The following states pay and administer their own supplemental payments in addition to the federal monthly SSI payment.
Amounts vary by state, but New York offers an additional $87 per month for individuals or $104 for couples.
Meanwhile, Alabama pairs can get a $120 boost.
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- new York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
The SSI state allowances are typically paid at the same time as federal benefits, meaning they should arrive on the first of most months.
Beneficiaries who normally receive a paper check should expect their payments to arrive by the fourth of the month.
If you receive both SSI and Social Security, your payments will not arrive on the same date.
While SSI is paid on the first of each month, Social Security for these applicants is paid on the third of each month.
SSI amounts for 2022
In December 2021, SSI recipients received an enhanced check to reflect the 5.9 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2022.
Federal monthly maximums are $841 for an eligible individual.
For a person with a qualifying spouse, the monthly amount is $1,261.
For an essential person, i.e. someone living with an SSI applicant and providing basic care, the amount is $421 per month.
Here is the Social Security payment schedule for 2022.
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https://www.the-sun.com/money/5665219/ssi-boost-states-amount-july-scheduele/ The 33 states increasing SSI benefits by up to $120 as $841 worth of July payments are sent in TWO days