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$100 Extra Per Month For SSI Recipients – 36 States Raising Federal Benefits!

As many of you are already aware, like those of you who are already on SSI, the Supplemental Security Income program provides financial support to needy persons aged 65 or older, blind or disabled adults, and blind or disabled children. Eligibility requirements and federal payment standards are the same.


Anyone may apply for SSI, but not everyone receives the same amount. You may get more if you live in a state that adds money to the federal SSI payment. And 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 he or she also has income coming in. You must be a US citizen, nationals of the US, or some other non-citizen to be eligible for SSI. You must also live in either one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands. The exceptions to this are children of military parents assigned to permanent duty outside the US. Certain students temporarily abroad may receive SSI payments outside the US. So our next big question is who provides supplemental payments? In the following states, Social Security administers some categories of state supplement payments, while the state administers other categories of supplemental payments:

  • California

  • Delaware

  • Hawaii

  • Iowa

  • Michigan

  • Montana

  • Nevada

  • New Jersey

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • Vermont

  • Washington, DC

States that do not currently offer any sort of additional Social Security supplement payment include:

  • Arizona

  • Mississippi

  • North Dakota

  • West Virginia

  • Northern Mariana Islands

The following states pay and administer their own supplemental payments, in addition to the federal SSI monthly payment. The monthly maximum Federal amounts are $841 for an eligible individual. For an individual with an eligible spouse, the monthly amount is $1,261. And for an essential person, the amount is $421 a month. Amounts for supplemental payments vary by state but New York offers an extra $87 a month for individuals or $104 for couples, while Alabama couples can obtain up to a $120 boost.

  • Alabama

  • Alaska

  • Arkansas

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Idaho

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

  • Kansas

  • Kentucky

  • Louisiana

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • Mississippi

  • Nebraska

  • New Hampshire

  • New Mexico

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • Ohio

  • Oklahoma

  • Oregon

  • South Carolina

  • South Dakota

  • Tennessee

  • Texas

  • Utah

  • Virginia

  • Washington

  • Wisconsin

  • Wyoming

Now for those of you that want to take advantage of this extra payment. And if you live in any one of these states that has offers their own supplemental bill on top of the Federal SSI payment amount, go to Google and search the following, put your state. And then the words "SSI Supplement" afterwards. And then from there, you’ll look for a URL that contains the abbreviation of your state. Dot gov. So for example, for New York, we’re looking for NY.gov. And there we have it!

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