SSI Payment Rates

Q: Are SSI amounts the same all across the country?
A: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is very different from Social Security even though both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration.
Signed into law by President Nixon in 1972 (Public Law 92-603), SSI can provide payments to people with limited income or financial resources. SSI payments can be for people age 65 or older, plus disabled or blind children and adults.
As a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues, not Social Security taxes, the basic maximum amounts are the same all across the country. Effective January 2014, the maximum monthly Federal benefit rates are $721 for an individual and $1,082 for a couple. Other income can reduce these amounts.
Individual States can choose to supplement the national amounts by adding to the Federal amount. If done, any additional amounts are based on State rules related the person?›ƒ?ªƒ?›s income, living arrangements or other factors. There is wide variance across the country for this. Some States do not pay any supplemental amount, some do with funds included in the Federal payment, and some administer their own supplement arrangement.
Basic Supplemental Security Income information is at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/ssi.htm.
Try our benefit eligibility screening tool which screens for eligibility for SSI at http://www.benefits.gov/ssa.
Not all income or resources count towards the SSI limits. To learn more or apply, contact Social Security by calling the national number, 1-800-772-1213 / TTY 1-800-325-0778, or your local office.

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